The deputy governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, Tuesday called on all Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnicity, to jettison their differences and push for a more united nation.
In his good will message to Muslim faithful, Shaibu admonished faithful on the need for sacrifice, which he said, is the whole essence of the celebration.
He said: “Eid-el-kabir is a trumpet that summons us together, not a call to bear arms, not summon to battle each other, but a call to national and individual sacrifices. It is a call to collectively confront our national challenges and see ourselves as people of one heritage.
“The significance of Eid-el-Kabir should not end with the festivities, but should be an opportunity to explore the common problem that unites us instead of belabouring those problems that divide us.
“As we celebrate, let us ensure that the tie of peaceful co-existence and human freedom is not replaced with ethnic hatred,” he said.