Lagos residents in their thousands gathered for an inter-faith prayer for the State, supplicating for divine intervention for peace, harmony and political stability.
Agege Stadium, on Friday, was filled to capacity, as Lagosians from all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and denominations forged a common alliance, coming together in a joint prayer at the interdenominational event tagged: “Pray for Lagos, Pray for Nigeria”.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was the special guest at the event organised at the instance of Soul Winners Ministries International led by a frontline Christian leader, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, popularly known as Baba Eto.
The event was also graced by the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Stephen Adegbite, and the founder of Sebil Najat Islamic Foundation, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fulanny.
Sanwo-Olu saluted the courage of the congregants for openly exhibiting the spirit of tolerance and unity, saying their action reflected the essence of solidarity and brotherhood that the country needed to achieve lasting peace and stability.
Taking a Bible reading from the Book of 1st Thessalonians 5:17, the Governor charged residents to always pray for the State and the country without limiting it to a season.
Cardinal Odunmbaku said the inter-faith project started when he received inspiration from God to bring forth an avenue to unite citizens on a common platform.
Clerics at the event led prayer sessions for Lagos, the country, and those steering the affairs of the State.