Leaders of religious bodies in the country, particularly Lagos State, should remain peaceful and tolerant of one another despite religious and tribal differences.
According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who gave the call, the call became necessary in view of the era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that were characterised by a fundamental disregard for human life.
Sanwo-Olu gave the charge in his address to mark the “Year 2019 International Day for Tolerance,” themed: “Enhancing Harmonious Relationship and Peace among religious bodies for better socio-economic development in the state,” held in Alausa, Ikeja.
In her welcome address earlier, Home Affairs Commissioner, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, charged Lagosians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance and togetherness.
She said tolerance was the only weapon of building peace and combating intolerance in form of racism and discrimination that too often tore societies apart.