By Muhyideen Jimoh
The U. S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington has called on Nigerians to use the Ramadan period to foster peace and unity amongst themselves irrespective of religious or ethnic affiliation.
The Ambassador stated this on Tuesday evening in Abuja at the breaking of fast (Iftar) and feeding of indigent Muslims by Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society.
He said Nigeria was a great country that needed to harness it’s diversity as a strength and not an hindrance.
The envoy stressed on the need for peace, unity and religious tolerance among all Nigerians for the country to achieve socio-economic development and prosperity.
“We need to underscore the importance of the need for unity and good relationship between people of different faith in Nigeria, because it’s actually a strength.
“In the past in Nigeria we had people of about 500 languages, different faiths living together in peace, this is far from the…