A Lagos traditional ruler, the Opeluwa Onido of Lagos, High Chief Lateef Ajose has charged residents of Lagos to shun all forms of violence and embrace peace for the growth of the state.
Ajose, who is also a White Cap Chief of Lagos, said the state could only move forward in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, noting that violence would do no one any good but pains.
The traditional ruler, who will be marking his 20th year on the throne on November 2, 2017 added that numerous growth had been recorded in Lagos more than other states because the Lagos State Government harped so much on security.
He also called for harmonious and peaceful co-existence among the various tribes and ethnic groups that have come to live in Lagos, saying that nothing should be allowed to shatter the peaceful atmosphere in the state.
Ajose, in a statement issued by the Planning Committee for his 20th anniversary on the throne in Iddo land said he had served the people of the area selflessly for 20 years and that it was good to give thanks to God.
Meanwhile, a planning committee has been put in place for the ceremony which to be headed by Alhaji Alade Grillo as the Chairman,; Mr Yahya Bature as General Secretary, Prince Babatunde Adele as the Head of Media & Publicity Sub-Committee and other distinguished personalities.
The celebration, which kicked off on Thursday, 2 November would end on 10 November, 2017.
A week long activities which include Interdenominational Church and Jumat Services, medical screening, visit to orphanages, school debates, speech and essay competition (The Role of Traditional Rulers in an Emerging Democracy) among the schools on the Mainland Area of Lagos State, traditional sports, football and several others, had been planned to celebrate the event.
“It is our belief that the celebration would bring together sons and daughters of Iddo town and the people of Lagos in general to a happy celebration of one of the spiritual fathers of Lagos Traditional setting thereby creating an atmosphere of oneness and love,” the statement said