Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said managing the current security situation in the country is a collective responsibility of all Nigerians.
Sanwo-Olu made the remark during the 6th Biennial Conference of the NASRUL-LAHI-L-FAITH SOCIETY (NASFAT) which was held on Friday in the Multipurpose Hall of the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja .
The theme of the conference was “Security and Good Governance: A Imperative for Faith-Based Organizations”.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, noted that while security is the concern of the government, it requires the support of citizens to provide the partnership on which the security apparatus is built.
Sanwo-Olu added that the continued militarization of religion, ethnicity and other areas of difference must stop to build a united and peaceful nation.
“Religious leaders need to engage with their supporters as they listen to them more. They should strive to lead their disciples in the right way.
“As leaders of faith-based organizations, it is essential to always nourish the heart of the Ummah with words from the Holy Quran which will always prompt them to act and live in obedience to Almighty Allah,” he said. -he declares.
The governor noted that although the state and federal governments have committed a lot of funds for security, re-examining the values of the people would ensure a secure nation.
Corruption undermines the nation’s ability to stay safe, he says.
He urged Nigerians to join efforts to mend the nation to make the country suitable for the younger generation.
He said that for peace and unity to be achieved among the people, Nigerians must see themselves as human beings above all other primary considerations.
Earlier in his welcoming address, NASFAT President Olaniyi Yussuf said the conference theme focused on finding solutions to the challenges of insecurity and poor governance.
Faith-based organizations have an important opportunity and role to play in securing the nation, he said.
“They also have a duty to guide leaders and citizens on the need to be faithful and upright in their relationships as rulers in authority,” he said.