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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged Nigerians to show good neigbourliness and eschew strife to deepen unity in the country.

The governor made the call today – 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 Boxing Day.”

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The governor urged Nigerians to reflect on the importance 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.”

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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.”

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“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,” he added.


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