Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cautioned political and spiritual leaders to cease reckless utterances that might result in conflict.
He gave the warning on Saturday on the 2021 Lagos State Interdenominational Divine Service organised by the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) on the Apostolic Church, Ketu.
The governor mentioned the continued crises could also be aggravated attributable to incendiary feedback doable of stoking division and violence.
He mentioned the nation confronted a tough interval within the yr 2020 after the outbreak of COVID-19 and youth restiveness.
Sanwo-Olu suggested spiritual leaders to make use of their pulpits to evangelise peace and discourage conflict.
“We’ve got all witnessed the challenges of our nation, however we have to be cautious to not flip the noticed crises into ethnic or spiritual conflict”, NAN quoted him as saying.
“We have to guard in opposition to utterances that will stereotype anybody or tribes. We’ve got an obligation to isolate criminals in our communities moderately than introducing tribal spin into each crime.
Sanwo-Olu warns leaders in opposition to turning Nigerian crises to conflict