NLC president Ayuba Wabba

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged Muslims and all Nigerians to fully imbibe the virtues of Eid-el-fitri and show more good neighbourliness.

NLC President Mr Ayuba Wabba said this in a statement on Friday to mark the 2020 Eid-el-fitri celebration.

According to Wabba, the Nigeria Labour Congress joins millions of Muslims in the country to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-fitri.

“We congratulate all Muslim workers and indeed the Nigerian Muslims community for successfully concluding the observance of the holy month of Ramadan.

“The restrictions and inconveniences imposed by the novel coronavirus has made the observation of this year’s Ramadan far more tasking and indeed more spiritually rewarding for all Muslims.

“Your perseverance through the fasting period is a shining embodiment of the spirit of Eid. It is a very significant event in the life of every Muslim, chiefly because of the virtues it exemplifies.

“Eid-el-fitri teaches dedication, discipline, diligence, love and sharing. It is also a time of stock taking as Muslims use the period of the Ramadan fasting to take an objective assessment of their areas of strength and weakness,” he said.

The NLC president noted that strengths were consolidated while the weaknesses were strengthened.

Wabba, therefore, said that the Eid-el-fitri reinforced the lessons of COVID-19.

According to him, the need to love and to share has never been as profoundly communicated as during the current global fight against Coronavirus.

He added that there was no better time to share with those who did not have especially the destitute in our midst.

Wabba said that Nigerian workers had demonstrated a strong affinity to the values of Eid-el-fitri by soldiering-on in self-denial, dedication, and diligence as front-line workers against COVID-19 pandemic.