Lagos state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday urged residents to be more vigilant and engage any stranger in their neighborhood.
The governor who made the appeal at the commissioning of the Fountain of Life Church’s main auditorium, owned by Pastor Taiwo Odukoya in the Ilupeju axis of the state, said this after receiving a birthday gift from the church.
Fashola noted that if Lagosians are vigilant and adaptive to their community, the challenge of insecurity would be overcome.
“We will overcome the challenge by being vigilant and adaptive. By asking questions of things that are not normal. Things that fail to follow the original conduct of human behaviour. By asking question from people who are strangers in our midst, seeking to know where they came from, and what their purpose was among us.
“We must no longer keep quiet. I am sure that if we do these simple things, all will be well with us.
“By our action, we will show that we have voted to live together; to live in peace and to respect one another’s choices. And it is from that respect that we can earn the trust of one another and keep this state together.”
“This is the partnership that must exist between the government and the people of different faiths. Religious organizations in other advanced countries own businesses to support their government to provide jobs and keep the economy going,” he said.