The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to unite and fight people and things that holds the country down.
President of the congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba in his massage to commemorate the occasion said Eid-el- Kabir symbolises sacrifice, discipline, faith, the spirit of give and take, love of God and love for our neighbour, obedience to and total submission to God our creator.
“we use this opportunity to appeal to all Nigerians, not only Muslims to imbibe the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir.
No time is more auspicious than now for us to imbibe these qualities that we have severe challenges in the polity including frightening political disputations, massive loss of lives due to routine conflicts across the country, resurgence of mutual suspicions, sectarian/hate tendencies, violence, and general threats to our onenness and sovereignty.
This moment similarly avails us a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds that hold us together and the shared values that stand us on the high pedestal in the community of nations”.
The NLC helmsman further challenge Nigerians not to be allowed themselves used by politicians for their selfish gain.
“We ordinary Nigerians should not lend ourselves to the machinations of a selfish few who seek power at all costs not for the benefit of all Nigerians but for themselves.
“We should rise with a common resolve to challenge those people and those things that polarise us.
In the final analysis, we have no country other than this; we can have no better freedom than in our country.
“Accordingly, let us unite to fight those things that keep us down. Eid-el-Kabir offers an opportunity for serious reflection”.