The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has charged both Christians and Muslims all over the country to celebrate this year’s Christmas and El-del-Maulud which marks the birth of Prophet Muhammed in love and share whatever they have with their neigbours which is the very essence of humanity.
In a statement signed by the President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Secretary General, Musa Lawal, the TUC said the birth of Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammed should bring good tidings to Nigeria and the world at large, adding that since the two leaders symbolise peace, their followers should follow suit.
“The period we are now in is a period of celebration and a season to share with one another. The challenge we have in the world today is that we have a lot of hypocrites who preach one thing and do another,not reflecting what they have learnt in the Church and Mosque. We must bear one another’s burden. And care for the needy,” the statement charged.
The Congress enjoined the Christian and Muslim brethren to use the occasion of Christmas and El-del-Maulud to preach and promote peace and harmony in the country. We commend our spiritual leaders and government at all levels respectively in their effort to uphold the peace and unity of the country. “We all must be good patriots and ambassadors of our chosen religions”.
The Labour Centre further charged all to be authentic followers of the true teachings of the Bible and Quran by accommodating and tolerating one another no matter how provoked, as it remains the only way we can have law and order in the country.