Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cautioned political and religious leaders to stop reckless utterances that could lead to war.
He gave the warning on Saturday at the 2021 Lagos State Interdenominational Divine Service organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The governor stated that the ongoing crises may be aggravated due to incendiary comments possible of stoking division and violence.
Sanwo-Olu expressed that a crisis in Nigeria would be catastrophic for Africa.
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He said the nation faced a difficult period in the year 2020 after the outbreak of COVID-19 and the #EndSARS protests.
He expressed that this was the time for everyone to come together to move the country forward.
Sanwo-Olu advised religious leaders to use their pulpits to preach peace and discourage war.
Sanwo-Olu said the crises bedeviling the nation require collective action from every segment of the country.