Lagos to organise religious conference

TVC E, NEWS - In a bid to foster unity, Lagos State government will in July organise an inter-religious conference, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said at the weekend. The governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Grace Oladimeji, said his administration was determined to promote religious harmony. He spoke at the 20th Convention Annual Anniversary of the Overcomers Pentecostal Prayer Ministry, with the theme: ‘God of Abraham’, held at the church auditorium in Abule-Egba, Lagos. Ambode said the National Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) meets regularly to promote unity and understanding between Christians and Muslims. He added: “This is why there is peace between Christians and Muslims in this state.”  The governor hailed Dr. Sam Ogedengbe for weathering the storm since establishing the church 20 years ago. He said Ogedengbe; the senior special assistant to ex-Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola on Religion (Christian) should be praised for promoting unity. Ogedengbe, the national president of the All Christian Leaders &...