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Olubadan, Makinde preach religious harmony, peace

By Kehinde Olatunji, Opeyemi Babalola (Lagos) and Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan)
19 April 2022   |   4:01 am
Nigerians have been enjoined to shun every form of divisiveness in religious practice to allow the country attain her potentials in every facet of humanity.

Makinde. Photo/facebook/OfficialSeyiMakinde

• New Crescent Charity donates foodstuff to orphans, needy at Ramadan
• Eko Disco felicitates with customers at Easter, promises improved service delivery

Nigerians have been enjoined to shun every form of divisiveness in religious practice to allow the country attain her potentials in every facet of humanity.

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II and Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, made the appeal yesterday during the Easter Picnic organised by the Palace Chaplain, Rev. Olusoji Adediji, at the Alarere residence of the monarch.

Oba Balogun, in his brief remarks, rejoiced with the Christian community over the celebration of the Easter festivity.

He said the coincidence of the yearly fasting period of the two major religions was an important lesson on the oneness of religion and God.

Makinde, who spoke in the same vein, represented by his Special Assistant on Inter-Faith Affairs, Pastor Zacchaeus Olufemi Ibikunle, said: “It is through our love for one another, irrespective of our mode of worship, that we can truly enjoy the love of the main servants of God.”

In a short sermon, Rev. Amos Adediran, said: ‘’The Easter celebration is a demonstration of the greatest love of God for mankind and it is a charge to us all, irrespective of religion, which is only the mode of worship, to share that virtue of unconditional love for one another for a peaceful, prosperous and progressive society.”

MEANWHILE, towards emulating the act of charity and providing for the less-privileged during the month of Ramadan, a non-profit organisation, the New Crescent Charity, has donated foodstuff to the locals within Oshodi, Isolo, Mushin and Ejigbo.

Co-ordinator of the charity, Dr. Ogunmuyiwa Sulaimon, who spoke at the closing ceremony of the distribution exercise held yesterday at Nawair-Ud-Deen, Oshodi, said the act was a demonstration of charity in the holy month of Ramadan.

Earlier in his address, Secretary of the organisation, Rasheed Olawale, said the distribution exercise was to cushion the effect of poverty and hunger, especially during the Ramadan.

IN another development, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has felicitated with its customers on the Easter celebration, assuring them of improved service delivery.

In a statement, General Manager, Corporate Communications of the firm, Godwin Idemudia, said: “We know how essential this holiday is to our customers, hence, we are poised to ensure adequate power supply.

Idemudia enjoined customers to make use of the firm’s available platforms: 07080655555, customercare@ekedp.com and other official social media platforms, for complaints and enquiries.