Tolerance is said to be a fair and objective attitude towards those whose opinions and practices differ.
It could also mean commitment to respecting human dignity.
As the world marks the International Day for tolerance, correspondent Queen Anigbogu recalls that november sixteenth every year, is set aside as the international Day for the event.
It is a day set aside by the United Nations aimed at educating the people around the globe about the need for tolerance.
The day also brings to the front burner various forms of injustices, oppression, racism and discrimination that have impacted on the society.
Speaking to the ABS, on the import of the day, a clergy man, Pastor Umeadi Anigbogu, said tolerance is beyond morality noting that it is a form of spirituality, describing God as a Master of tolerance who created man with free will.
While saying that Christianity has its root unto tolerance, pastor Anigbogu, said any religion that cannot tolerate others is not of God and stressed the need for people to accommodate each other so as to reduce inter-religious wars in the society.
In his comments, a legal practitioner, Mr Emeka Osunkwo, explained that in most civilized constitutions around the world, there are fundamental human rights which are based on tolerance noting that people who take laws into their hands lack the spirit of tolerance.
A business executive, Chief Gab Anaetoh, advised youths to imbibe tolerance warning them against cutting corners.
On her part, the Special Assistant to the Governor on primary Education, Lady Pat Offiah, described tolerance as pivotal to any successful marriage, adding that if married couples will imbibe the virtue of tolerance it would go a long way in reducing the high rate of divorce in the society.
This year’s celebration has its theme as promoting tolerance.