By John Kayode
Dr Olusegun Mimiko, immediate past governor of Ondo state, has called on Nigerians of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to continue to accommodate one another.
Mimiko made the statement on the occasion of this year’s Eid-Al-Adha celebration, the feast of sacrifice marking the end of the pilgrimage of Hajj performed by millions of Muslims across the world.
The former governor, who spoke through John Paul Akinduro, his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, said this festival is significant because it is a season to honor the sacrifice and commitment to God as demonstrated by Abraham.
According to him, “Nigeria is our home and we must understand this and rededicate ourselves to our beloved country, and commit to the ideals of the founding fathers, which are unity and faith, peace and progress. We must, at all times, be our brother’s keeper”.
He further stressed that “no religion preaches hate” as he urged every Nigerian to embody the values of sacrifice in their daily lives for the sake of pleasing God and benefitting others.
Mimiko wished all Nigerian Muslims a blissful eid-al-Adha