29th July, 2020
TUC FELICITATES WITH MUSLIM FAITHFULS
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) congratulates all Nigerians especially the Muslim faithfuls on this special occasion of Sallah celebration and also urges all to imbibe the lessons of total submission and obedience to the will of Almighty Allah.
In this Is Kabir, we all must continue to be guided by the lessons of ultimate sacrifice to almighty Allah . We have every reason to be thankful to Allah (SWT) for the gift of life and good health to witness this day, notwithstanding the numerous challenges the country is confronted with.
We want to seize this opportunity to unequivocally state here that Nigerians are worried and angry. We are fast beginning to lose faith in government at all levels. Of what good is this religious event to our leaders when they have deliberately refused to show love to fellow Nigerians? The Covid-19 pandemic has given a deadly blow to the whole world and further exposed our collapsed health sector and weak economy. We are against government taking more loans when they cannot account for the recovered loot, monies from fuel hike, Value Added Tax (VAT), etc.
We urge Muslims to emulate the Holy Prophet Mohammed by imbibing the ideals of sacrifice by extending a hand of friendship and solidarity across all divides, bearing in mind that we are strangers in this world. This is an auspicious opportunity for us to reflect, pray for the nation and and for once determine to do the right thing.
We call on the Federal and Kaduna state governments to immediately stop the mass killings in the country. From available reports, apart from the killings by the Boko Haram sect, we read that people are being killed in Katsina, Benue, Southern Kaduna, Zamfara, etc. Children and women are not exempted. We cannot go on like this. These killings must stop and culprits and their sponsors brought to book. A new and peaceful Nigeria is possible if we practice what we preach. Hypocrisy has taken so much from us. We must all turn a new leaf now before it is too late.
Finally we say to the Muslims that making a sacrifice of the ram will be fine if you have financial capacity to do so. No wherever is it made compulsory if you do not have the means. Be properly guided.
Comrade Quadri Olaleye, FCIA, MNIM
Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi, mni
Secretary General, TUC