..says ‘Love is a virtue, shun evil’
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has congratulated all Nigerians, especially the Muslims brothers and sisters for the 2019 edition of Eid-el-Kabir celebration, popularly known as Sallah.
TUC in a statement issued on Thursday by its President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye and Secretary General, Comrade Musa-Lawal Ozigi, said this should afford everyone the opportunity to work to fulfill their allegiance to God which of course is the very essence of the celebration.
“It takes self-discipline to love and remain faithfulness. It is a sacrifice.
“This is not the best of times for us as a country, so spiritual exercises such as this is central to reconnect us to Allah. It is imperative at this stage to submit ourselves to the will of Allah and give our total allegiance to the country. We can only overcome our prevailing challenges if we consider it very necessary. Yes we have a role to play. We expect the celebration to humble every Muslim in particular and Nigerians in general in their service to Allah, and humanity.
“The world can attest that we are a religious people, but they also know that the same religion is a cardinal factor and instrumental to some major crises that have so far claimed thousands of lives. This makes us look unserious and hypocritical before the international community. There is scarcely any person in position of leadership today in the country who is neither a Christian, Muslim nor traditional worshipper. No religion preaches hatred, killings, thuggery, embezzlement, etc. and these are things that have threatened our collective existence. If our narrative must change, politicians, traditional rulers, youths, religious leaders have a role to play.
“Let us reflect and allow this year’s Eid-el-kabir to impact us. We must understand that our purpose in life is to do our Creator’s Will and impact lives. Let us take advantage of the celebration to tolerate ourselves and chart a new course for the country. This lackadaisical attitude of leaders has not only led to loss of lives but it has also led to economic doldrum. This vicious circle must stop NOW.
Happy Eid-el-kabir.” The statement said.