It was an emotional goodbye for the people of Minna, Niger State, following the retirement of Reverend Jeremiah O’Connell.
The moment when both men shed tears while saying their goodbyes.
The Sheik hugged Father O’Connell for about 3 minutes, thanking him for all he has done for the people of Nigeria, especially the people of Minna.
The emotional moment between the Catholic priest and the Islamic cleric comes at a time when there is so much hate in the country between both religions.
According to the people of the community, Rev. O’Connell touched many lives and he can never be forgotten for his good deeds.
Father O’Connell was conferred with the traditional title JAGABAN Ilmin Mai Martaban Minna.
He served in a Government Secondary School in Minna as a Principal for 50 years.
Following his retirement, he will be returning to Ireland.