The Oba of Lagos, Alhaji Rilwan Akiolu, on Sunday [April 12] organised a prayer session for peaceful co-existence in Lagos and Nigeria in general. The prayer was conducted at the Iga Idunganran Palace of the royal father on Lagos Island.
Akiolu said that the prayer was imperative to peaceful co-existence in Lagos and Nigeria in general, after peaceful conduct of the general elections in the state. He urged different tribes in Lagos to work for the progress of the state.
The royal father urged the president-elect, retired Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to assist Lagos in repairing most of the damaged federal roads in the state. Akiolu, who spoke in Yoruba language, said that when Buhari came to his palace during the campaign period, he was three hours behind schedule.
He said that Buhari complained of bad roads and he told him that when he becomes the president he should help the state to reconstruct the road. The Oba said he was sure that God would give him the power to do it.
Akiolu urged the incoming Governor of Lagos, to do what he promised the people. The prayer was conducted by Imam Mujitabah Giwa, the Alawiye of Lagos and his league of Imams. Giwa prayed for peaceful coexistence in Lagos and also for political leaders in the country.
Some traditional rulers in Lagos as well as white cap chiefs were present at the prayer session. Chief Rasak Okoya, Chairman of Eleganza Group was also among some dignitaries present.