Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has urged Christians, residents of Oyo State and Nigerians in general to ensure they live in peace and harmony in the spirit of Christmas.
The Governor, in a goodwill message, made available in Ibadan said that every resident and indigenes of Oyo State need to imbibe harmonious coexistence to engender development in the State and Nigeria in generally.
According to a statement signed on behalf of the Governor by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa noted that the Governor asked Nigerians to take appropriate notice of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, whose birth is being celebrated at Christmas.
According to the Governor, the essence of the yuletide should not be lost on all, adding that the celebrations should be to the effect that peaceful coexistence is the key driver of development anywhere in the world.
He also warned against religious bigotry, declaring that only gullible persons use religion to divide the people.