Consequent upon the current economic challenges facing the nation occasioned by the recession, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to pray for peace and quick recovery of the nation’s economy even as the party joined Muslim Faithful across the country in rejoicing over the joyous occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.
In a statement signed by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Sunday, he urged Muslim faithful and indeed all Nigerians to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to show love and promote harmonious and peaceful co-existence with one another irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliations.
The APC National Chairman also called on Nigerians to support the recently launched National Re-orientation Campaign “Change Begins With Me’’.
Odigie-Oyegun in his Sallah message said: “Muslim faithful and indeed all Nigerians are enjoined to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to pray for the peace, development and prosperity of the country. Indeed, Nigeria is today passing through challenging times in its socio-economic life, the Party calls on Nigerians to pray and support the administration as it works assiduously to pull the country out of the present hardships and restore the country on the path growth in all facets.
“Happily, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration is already employing all legitimate and innovative means to restore the country’s battered economy back to health in the quickest possible time.
The Chairman further said: “In a bold move to repair our value system that has been badly eroded over the years, on September 8, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the laudable National Re-orientation Campaign “Change Begins With Me’’. The Party appeals to all Nigerians to be part of this campaign which will institutionalise the best practice and time-honoured values of honesty, hard work, patriotism, abhorrence of corruption, accountability and integrity in our everyday life,” he said.