The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), on Sunday pleaded with aggrieved Nigerians, to give peace a chance in the spirit of Eid-el-fitri, contending that saying “no matter what the grouse is against the state, it can be resolved through constructive dialogue.”
TUC in a statement lamented that it is shocked that even Nigerians expected to have known “better have not lived up to their responsibility and instead of seeking to contribute to the rebuilding of the nation with renewed vigour and honesty they make hate speeches.”
In an Eid-el-Fitri message by TUC President and Secretary General, Bobboi Kaigama and Musa Lawal, respectively, the body congratulated all Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and also urged them to use the occasion to reflect on the lessons learned during the period which are primarily premised on selflessness, sacrifice, patience, modesty and spirituality.
According to the statement: “We expect Nigerians across religious divide, to be patriotic and embrace the virtues of moderation, piety, regular supplication to Allah and being our brother’s keeper like we did in the past.
”We have a challenge at hand that has threatened the very existence of this country if it is not well managed. Just few days ago we were forced to hold a press conference because of the uncharitable statements from different quarters. Even the people we thought knew better have not lived up to their responsibility.”