As millions of Nigerian Muslims join their counterparts across the world to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri, the Kogi State Chairman, Medical And Health Workers Union of Nigeria, (MHWUN) Comrade Amari Gabriel has called on Muslims Ummah to use the festive period to reflect on the lessons of the Ramadan and pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria as a nation.
Amari made the call on Monday while felicitating with Muslims faithfuls on this year Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
He said Ramadan symbolises Allah’s way of teaching humanity the attitude of living a virtuous life, where people keep away from all forms of impurities and experience denial of several forms of comfort.
He said this year Eid-el-Fitri celebration is coming at a time when the country is being confronted with insecurity, economic hardship, Covid-19 adding that, only prayers and forgiveness from Almighty Allah will bring total turn around in the nation.
The Medical and Health Workers Union Chairman in Kogi stressed further that, Nigeria is approaching towards another electioneering year hence the need for all hands to be on deck to ensure that the unity and development of this nation is not drag to the mud.
“Am using this forum to congratulate all Muslims in Kogi State, Nigeria and all over the world for celebrating another Eid-El-Fitri which symbolises the end of Ramadan fast. While all of us seek to stay away from activities that are injurious to our health, our nation, and our fellow human beings, and seek to live a decent life during the fasting period, we should make this solemn and God-fearing way of life a permanent thing.
“We should all extend the lessons of Ramadan to the way we live with our neighbours. We should seek peace at all times, promote tolerance of people who speak different languages with us, and worship God in different ways. We should respect the laws of the land and exhibit discipline at all times”.
Amari also used the festive season to congratulate Kogi workers especially members of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, (MHWUN) for a successful workers day celebration.
He however admonished them to be prayerful in view of the present economic hardship in Kogi State and Nigeria in general.
” No doubt health workers are passing through a lot in this trying period. Every day, they risk their lives at the expense of their own to save others. Yet, what they receive as their take home pay is not in conformity with the economic reality of the country. They should be patient and prayerful for their is light at the end of the tunnel” he said.
Eid-El-Fitri celebration marks the end of the Ramadan fast and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide.