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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that Eid-el-Kabir avails Nigerians 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 congress in its Eid-el-Kabir message to workers 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.

The statement which was signed by NLC president, Ayuba Wabba said no  time  is more auspicious than now for Nigerians to imbibe these qualities that unite the country.

He said, “In light of this, 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.

“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.”



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