The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has declared its support for the Lagos State walk of peace.
MURIC hailed the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while warning religious leaders who might be found among trouble makers trying to interfere with the success of the peace walk.
Recall that Sanwo-Olu had recently invited Lagos residents to a peace walk following the report of the EndSARS Panel of Investigation and the release of the White Paper.
However, a number of Nigerians, including celebrities, refused to take part in the walk due to the way the government has handled the result of the End SARS panel report.
MURIC declared its support for the peace walk in a statement signed by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, and made available to media houses on Monday, Dec. 6.
The statement reads: “It is noteworthy that the governor had paid N420 million as compensation for police brutality before announcing the peace initiative. He has stooped to conquer. We should all join the historic march. MURIC will walk for peace with the governor. Lagos must not burn again.
“He completed about 1,200 projects within two years. Of these, 1,000 are schools while some of the projects are renovative and others brand new construction works.
“Today, it is only in Lagos State that primary health delivery centres are active in all the local governments in the state. Lagosians should honour the invitation of such a governor if he invites them.
“MURIC, therefore, implores Lagosians to troop out en masse for Sanwo-Olu’s peace walk.
“Religious leaders should not be found among trouble makers. Neither should they incite the populace against the system. This is where they belong.
“We charge Christian leaders and youth to join the governor’s peace walk. Let us join Governor Sanwo-Olu’s peace walk so that he can ‘guide our feet into the way of peace’.”