The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), has urged all Muslims and non-Muslims to imbibe the spirit of Ramadan fast which teaches discipline, forgiveness, good neighbourliness, self-control, and service to God and humanity.
In a statement on Tuesday, the President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba stated that the Eid-el-Fitr, among other things, represents a magnificent celebration and showing of profound gratitude to Allah.
“Eid-el-Fitr (the festival of the breaking of fast) marks the end of the Ramadan fast during which fast, abstention from indulgence, utmost discipline, special prayers, giving of special charity and performance of other acts of piety are observed in total obedience and submission to Allah.
“This Eid-el-Fitr comes at a significant point in our national life when we are confronted by rising incidence of insecurity, unemployment, poverty, instability and renewed separatists agitations.
“Accordingly, we would want to use the occasion of this Eid-el-Fitr to call on the government to rededicate itself in its service to the nation especially on the issues of security, stability, economy, justice, and confidence-building”, he remarked.
He also urged all Nigerians, in spite of the overwhelming challenges in the polity to continue to have faith in their country and to do all that is necessary to safeguard and promote its sovereignty, integrity and prosperity.
“We have no doubt, we shall over come, as one people with a common destiny.Once again, wish our Muslim brethren a peaceful celebration”, he ended.