Muslim Man Narrates His Experience Working Under A Boss Who Was An Igbo Christian
At a time when tribal and religious tension is heightened in our nation, we need messages of positivity; messages of love and narration of sweet memories between different tribes.
There is a wrong notion among sentimental individuals that people of two different religions or cultural background cannot co-exist peacefully.
As usual, after waking up, I took my phone and surfed through my social media platforms to get inspired and be updated about the latest happenings in the world.
During this activity, I came across the story shared by a Hausa Muslīm man who is a Petroleum Engineer by profession. His name was Abubakar Hidima, otherwise known as @RealOilSheikh on Twitter.
Hidima narrated to his 25,600 Followers on Twitter about his experience working under a Northern Muslim Boss, and another who was a Christian of Igbo Origin.
“I have met Muslim Bosses who frown at you if you excuse them from a meeting to go for prayers. Infact, one is a Muslim from Kano.”
He continued, “I have also worked under a Non-Muslim boss, an Igbo by tribe, who would say, “let’s round up the meeting so our Muslim friends can go & pray,”
“I have also worked under a Non-Muslim boss, an Igbo by tribe, who would say, “let’s round up the meeting so our Muslim friends can go & pray,” Hidima added.
Speaking on the impact such experience had on him, the RealOilSheikh said:
“I would naturally honor & respect the latter who respects my rights to worship more than the former, who is plainly intolerant towards my rights to worship.”
“Sometimes, people like the former are less productive at work, even of they appear to be so in the surface.”
His story has a lot of lessons. It shows that tolerance is what brings respect and honor.
Respecting other people’s belief and culture does not make you less faithful in your own religion.
And most importantly, it indicates to us that only when there is tolerance and respect among all tribes, our country will not move forward.
Tell Genius 77 media, in the comment section, the sweet experience you had with people of other tribe and religion.