Commissioner for Home Affairs in Lagos State, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, has said the state is committed to the peaceful co-existence of religious bodies.
She said acts that could thwart the existing cordial relationship would be resisted.
Akinbile-Yussuf spoke at a strategic session at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, where professionals across sectors brainstormed on improving the ministry.
She said: ’‘Let me reiterate my …commitment to deploy all resources … to … achieving the ultimate goals of this administration led by … Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
‘’As a ministry, our core responsibility can be summarised as fostering a peaceful and productive coexistence among residents and indigenes…on social, religious and cultural fronts. Aligning these objectives with the overall goal of building a greater Lagos using the THEMES touch points as a vehicle, and producing fantastic, sustainable, people-focused results are my major goals. I am committed not only to produce results that will have immediate impact but also ones that would outlive my service and would always remain among the people as a testament to our belief in the greatness of our city and home.’’
She urged residents to partner the government in its bid to provide a conducive environment for everyone.
‘’But as I stated earlier, building a 21st century model city isn’t a task that is done for individual glory; it is a joint effort. Thus, to attain a fully integrated heterogeneous Lagos devoid of ethnic, religious, cultural, security rancour, it falls on us all.
‘’We …would always lead the way and serve as the pivot points for accelerated action but we wouldn’t get far without the support, goodwill, cooperation and contribution of everyone else. So, I implore everyone here, and even extend this to your family and friends at home, to brainstorm with us on ways to improve our shared livelihoods.’’