Eid-el-Fitr: Minority Reps harp on justice, self control


By Aaron Ossai

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives felicitates with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

In a statement signed by the Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, ty Caucus urged Nigerians, especially leaders at various levels of social and political engagements, to apply the blessings and lessons of the month-long fasting in the pursuit of peace and exercise of love, humility, honesty, tolerance, truthfulness, transparency and self-control in all their dealings.

“Ramadan offers us great lessons in humility, honesty, justice, obedience to God, discipline, openhandedness, forgiveness, mutual respect, peaceful-coexistence; care for the less privilege and love for one another.

“Indeed, if these virtues are applied in our individual and collective affairs as a people, our nation would not be in its current social, security and economic quagmire.

“The time has therefore come for us as a people to redefine ourselves along the line of such virtues as that is the only way we can pull our dear nation out of the woods and return her to the path of peace, justice, equity, political stability and economic prosperity.

“As lawmakers, the caucus again calls on those behind the killings and acts of terrorism in our country to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr as a turning point; desist from such violent activities and unconditionally free their captives.

“The caucus charges Nigerians not to lose hope in the nation because of the hardship they currently face as a result of the misrule of the present administration but remain optimistic as they await the answer in a democratic change of leadership in 2023”, the statement read in part.