Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, along with his wife, Bolanle will celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitri with Muslims simultaneously at 20 designated locations across the State.
According to a statement from the office of the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, a copy of which was made available to The Renaissance on Tuesday in Lagos, the gesture is “in furtherance of the governor’s policy of inclusive governance.
At these venues, apart from the usual merriment associated with such festivals, celebrating Muslims will have the opportunity to pray for sustainability of peace and continuation of unprecedented development for Lagos and for Gov. Ambode and his family for many successes recorded so far in the third-year of administration.
It would be recalled that the decentralisation of Eid-Ul-Fitri celebration centres was successfully held in 2017 for the first time in each of the 20 Local Government Areas, where the governor pledged to continue to meet with the people during important religious festivals.
According to him, grassroots participation, involvement and identification to enhance spirituality is central to the sustainability of peaceful coexistence and religious harmony, bringing unprecedented accomplishments being experienced in Lagos.
Before the last year celebration of Eid-El-Fitri at the grassroots, state participation in religious festivals was always held at the State House, a situation that excluded the participation of large segments of the people.
Since the last Eid-El-Fitri Get-Together, however, Ambode and his wife had celebrated the Eid-El-Kabir and Christmas in similar ways.
This year Eid-El-Fitri will be celebrated in the following centres across the 20 Local Government and people have been directed to attend any one of the venues that fall within their local government or local government development areas as follows:
Agege LG: Agege Local Government Maternity Centre, Sango Agege.
Ajeromi LG: Aga Hausa, Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun LG
Alimosho LG: Alimosho Local Government Secretariat Premises, Akowonjo
Amuwo Odofin LG: Amuwo Odofin Local Government Secretariat, Festac.
Apapa LG: United Christian Primary Sch. Apapa waterworks, off Liverpool Rd
Badagry LG: Badagry Grammar School Badagry
Epe LG: Marina Waterfront Oju Alaro
Eti-Osa LG: World Oil Filling Station, Ilasan junction before Jakande Roundabout, Eti -Osa
Ibeju LG. Iberekodo Primary School, Ibeju
Ifako Ijaye LG: Ifako Ijaye Mini Stadium, beside Ifako-Ijaye General Hospital
Ikeja LG.: Opebi primary school, Ikeja
Ikorodu LG. Ikorodu Town Hall
Kosofe LG: Emmanuel High Primary High Sch. Emmanuel High Street, off Ogudu Road, Ojota
Lagos Island LG: 64, Freeman Street, Lagos
Lagos Mainland LG: Evans Square, Carter/Simpson Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos
Mushin LG: Nitel Playing Ground Agege Motor Road Cappa
Ojo LG: Ojo Local Govt. Secretariat, Olojo Drive, Ojo Town
Oshodi LG: Oshodi-Isolo Local Govt Secretariat Premises
Somolu LG: Angus Memorial High School, Opposite Army Barrack, Morocco
Surulere: Surulere Local Government Secretariat Premises