The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has called on Muslim faithfuls to abide by the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) which borders on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.
The workers body added that if Nigerians read the books and live by their tenets the country will be a better place, adding that the problem of the country has never been the issue of religion.
In a statement jointly signed by the President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, FCIA and Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi, they said at this time of the country’s national life it has become very imperative for all Nigerians irrespective of their religious background to cooperate with the progressives in the country to transform and make the country fulfill her manifest destiny.
According to Olaleye, until we uphold the above stated virtues with a view to overcoming our current national challenges we cannot achieve much as ineffectiveness, mediocrity, backstabbing and impunity have become the order of the day. There are too many absurdities in our clime. The unity we once cherished is no longer there because of politics, he lamented.
On the national minimum wage being contested by some state governors, the TUC leaders advised governors to stop spending money on frivolities. That the economy is ailing and the organized labour is not willing to cause more harm. However, we may be forced to act if the governors do not perform.
Comrade Olaleye called for peace in Bayelsa and Kogi during the coming elections. “Elections should not be a do-or-die affair. The enforcement officers must be neutral; and carry out their duties without bias. They should remain committed to the unity of the country, and ensure that the programmes of the federal government are actualised,” he added.