My country Nigeria is made up of roughly four hundred and fifty ethnic groups.Our major religion is ; Christianity, Islam and traditional worship.Thus, we are divided along theses lines; ethnicity/ religion.
I have never been able to perceive people from these lenses .I see people as people created by God.
So was it that I was coming back from a lecture and boarded a cab. After settling in, I noticed a man standing by the cab begging the driver.I didn't know for what though. So i asked why the man was begging instead of entering and sitting in the cab then I was told he didn't have his cab fare.i felt terrible instantly and asked him to come in and that I will pay his fare.I am a Christian and a Southern Nigerian while him from his appearance was a Muslim from the Northern part of Nigeria.
I never thought it twice to help.I just helped because I saw him as a human being created by God.
For me, I do not see ethnicity, religion, race or culture.My criteria for rendering help to anyone is: Are you human?
If yes, then I don't care about your premodial sentiments. As you automatically qualify for my help and good deeds.