Nigerians are presently experiencing “dark times,” according to a Christmas message released on Friday in Abuja by the Nigeria Labour Congress.
The message, which was signed by Ayuba Wabba, the national president of the congress, lamented the subpar living circumstances of the nation’s workers.
Additionally, the union urged Christians to “resonate the light of hope birthed through Jesus Christ”
Part of the message reads,”This Christmas, we encourage Nigerian workers and citizens to reflect on the light of hope that was sparked by God’s love and revealed through the birth of His son, Jesus Christ. The radiance of this hope gives us the assurance that, no matter how dark the night may seem for our nation, there will eventually be light at the end of the tunnel.
Many Nigerian workers and regular citizens are currently suffering through a dark tunnel of spiraling inflation that is accompanied by very sharp increases in the cost of necessities. Many Nigerian families are suffering from widespread anxiety about their personal safety and security as thieves and terrorists rule large portions of the nation, robbing, raping, kidnapping, and killing people. During this Christmas season, a large number of Nigerians will be traveling, and they will be doing so through a tunnel of damaged infrastructure, particularly highways.
“While Christmas would be celebrated with beautiful illumination in many cities, towns, and villages around the world as a result of stable public energy supply, many Nigerians would be fighting with long lines for petrol to power their generators.
“It is difficult to keep urging workers and ordinary Nigerians to hold on to the life buoy of hope in the midst of a burgeoning bay of darkness. Yet, hope is Christmas’s sublime message. It is only prudent that we take sinew from the knowledge that the darkest night usually births the brightest mornings. We believe that Nigeria’s brightest morning is just ahead of us”.
The NLC leader went on to advise Nigerian workers to exercise caution throughout the 2023 election cycle.
The general elections in 2023 will be the country’s next major event after this Christmas. The chance to choose a new group of political leaders is the greatest sign of hope. The political candle of hope is lighted by political leadership. Every nation would experience ups and downs depending on its choice of political leadership. Nigeria is no different.
“We encourage our citizens, especially the working class, to participate in politics carefully starting in 2023. Election season is the ideal time to think critically and make informed decisions. Workers must support political party candidates who are dedicated to providing light at the end of the tunnels of economic downturns marked by skyrocketing inflation, pervasive insecurity, deepening poverty, escalating unemployment crises, particularly among our country’s youth demographic, decrepit physical infrastructure, and flagrant corruption in high places.
“We urge Nigerians to rise up to the challenge using the 2023 general poll as an enabling platform to elect a political leadership that is conscientious, prudent, and completely obedient to our demands as a people. 2023 is our torch of hope.”
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