By Ibrahim Wuyo
Comrade Issa Aremu, front-line union leader, has commissioned Nigerian leaders and citizens to be ready to make sacrifices for the country’s progress and development.
Speaking in his Eid-el-Kabir Sallah message on Friday, the vice president of Industrial Global Union said that the sacrifice made by the prophet Ibrahim led to the Eid-el-Kabir festival, which is celebrated around the world, noting that Nigerian leaders need to drink. The same spirit of sacrifice for the country to overcome its challenges of poor governance, insecurity and poverty.
Former Vice President of the Nigerian Labor Congress, NLC, said: “This is the most unique Eid at the time of a pandemic, which has claimed 673,000 lives worldwide, regardless of religion and race.”
“About 17.3 million have been infected. In Nigeria, the number of infections continues to rise to 19,720. We have lost 878 compatriots including a former governor and chiefs of staff. “
Aremu, who praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to pray at home with his family, said: “This Eid commends our patience and sense of sacrifice, especially from Nigerian leaders and citizens alike.
“We must sacrifice our comforts while maintaining social distancing and the use of facial masks to protect lives during this great Feast of Sacrifice.
“Sacrifices and tolerance should be part of the new normal if Nigeria overcomes the current challenges of good governance, insecurity and the livelihood crisis.
“Like both the father (Prophet Ibrahim) and the son, Ishmael submitted to the will of Allah, both the government and government officials must renew our faith in the task of building a nation in the context of a virus without cure .
“Nigeria is dealing with a governance crisis that manifests itself in corruption, inequality, insecurity and poverty.
“However, we should not lose sight of some progress made in areas of massive infrastructure development such as the $ 2.8 billion AKK 615km long gas project and rail revival, among others.
“Nigeria and Nigerians must deepen democracy to realize its abundant inexhaustible potentials. Let’s turn the crisis into opportunities for a better society. “