The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has urged Nigerians to show good neigbourliness and eschew strife in order to deepen unity in the country.
The governor made the call on Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26, every year.
He said, “On behalf of the Edo State Government, I send warm greetings and best wishes to everyone as we mark the Boxing Day.”
The governor urged Nigerians to reflect on the import of sharing and extending a hand of love and support to neighbours and acquaintances.
He added, “Boxing day is a good opportunity to exchange gifts with loved ones, as well as those in need; those living in orphanages, in prisons, hospitals, and in the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in the state.”
He prayed that “the celebration will continue to foster love and unity among us all regardless of our cultural differences, creed, faith or social class.
“We must be reminded of the need to be good neighbours, kind to acquaintances and share gifts. That way we can successfully build a commonwealth for the benefit of everyone. May the spirit of the celebration remain with us even after the season.”