Labour leader Comrade Issa Aremu has urged Nigerian leaders and citizens to be ready to make sacrifices for the progress and development of the country.
Speaking, in his Eid el-Kabir Sallah message on Friday, the vice-president of Industrial Global Union, said the sacrifice which Prophet Ibrahim made led to the Eid el-Kabir festival which is celebrated worldwide, noting that Nigerian leaders need to imbibe same spirit of sacrifice for the country to overcome its challenges of poor governance, insecurity and poverty.
Aremu, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to pray at home with his family, said, “This Eid tasks our forbearance and sense of sacrifices, especially on the part of Nigerian leaders and citizens alike. We must sacrifice our conveniences by maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks to protect lives during this great Feast of the Sacrifice.”
“Sacrifices and forbearance should be part of the new normal if Nigeria should overcome the current challenges of good governance, insecurity and crisis of livelihoods. Just like how both the father (Prophet Ibrahim) and son, Ismael submitted themselves to the will of Allah, both the governed and government officials must renew our faith in the task of nation building against the background a virus without a cure.
“Nigeria grapples with crisis of governance manifesting in corruption, inequality, insecurity and poverty. However, we should not lose sight of some progress being made in areas of massive infrastructure development such as AKK 615km long $2.8 billion gas project and railway revival among others. Nigeria and Nigerians must deepen democracy to realize its abundant inexhaustible potentials. Let’s turn the crisis into opportunities for better society.”