Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, has given assurances that there would be religious harmony and peaceful co-existence between the two dominant religions in the State during the present administration.
She made the promise at the Shamsi Adisa Thomas (SAT) Mosque, Old Secretariat, GRA, Ikeja, during a familiarisation tour of agencies under the purview of her Ministry.
Akinbile-Yusuf, who joined other Muslim faithful to observe the Solatul Suhr Prayer after touring the SAT Mosque, reiterated government’s commitment to religious tolerance in the State, stressing that without religious tolerance it would be difficult to achieve peace, tranquillity and even-development in any society.
She promised the Executive Committee of support in upgrading facilities in the mosque through government and private sector collaboration.
The Commissioner, who had earlier visited both the Muslim and Christian Welfare Boards to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of infrastructure in both agencies, assured officials of the agencies of government’s support in upgrading the facilities to an acceptable standard.
She reiterated that the administration of Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Obafemi Hamzat will not relent in its commitment to ensuring that every staff in the State Public Service works in a suitable and conducive environment.
Akinbile-Yusuf noted that the provision of a convenient and conducive atmosphere for workers would encourage them to put in their best in the delivery of qualitative services to the State.
She expressed her confidence in the ability of members of staff of the two boards to cooperate with her in the quest to add value and bring about meaningful progress in the statutory functions of the Ministry towards actualising the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the government.