A former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said yesterday that the state has political and economic stability because of a solid foundation.
He told reporters after observing the Eid prayers at Dodan Barracks praying ground in Lagos, that lack of solid foundation contributed to the nation’s current economic situation.
He said economic restrategising and replanning were necessary to achieve sustainable national prosperity.
“The political and economic stability we are enjoying in Lagos today is as a result of a solid foundation,” he said.
“Without a good and solid foundation, we cannot achieve a sustainable economic prosperity.”
On the hardship in the country he said: “We need to re-strategise and re-plan, but that planning period is always a very difficult period in any family, organisation and nation.
“That is what we are experiencing now, but it is for a better and stronger future.”
Lagos State Deputy Governor Mrs Idiat Adebule urged Nigerians to uphold the significance of Eid-el-Kabir, total trust and obedience to God, to accelerate the pace of economic recovery.
Adebule also urged them to celebrate peacefully and reach out to the less-privileged among them.
“We can only enjoy Allah’s favour when we totally trust and obey His will. He is our creator and He knows what is best for us as individuals and as a nation,” Adebule said.
House of Representatives Leader Femi Gbajabiamila, urged Nigerians to be patient and not lose hope.
Gbajabiamila said President Muhammadu Buhari was making efforts to reform the economy.
“I urge us to be prayerful and by God’s grace we shall get better and stronger as a nation”’ he said.
Chief Imam of Lagos Garuba Akinola-Ibrahim called for greater sacrifice from the government and citizens to survive the recession
“In the spirit of Eid-el Kabir, we urge the government to double up efforts to avoid our situation from getting to a critical stage which can rub off negatively on all government’s achievements so far,” he said.
“I also urge the citizens to exercise patience and be prayerful in this trying period.”
Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni called for reflection on the significance of Eid-el Kabir and modest celebration to reduce crime.
Owoseni advised residents to be security conscious and cooperate with security agents to ensure a crime-free celebration.