The minority caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Nigerian leaders to be patriotic in running the country’s affairs.
This was communicated in a statement on Tuesday by the Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, in his Sallah celebration message.
The opposition lawmakers condemned the hardships Nigerians are facing, alongside security and economic crises.
Elumelu noted that the minority caucus felicitates with Muslims and all Nigerians on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir celebration and “urges leaders across the tiers, arms and sectors of governance across the country to use the occasion to shed all selfish and narrow-minded interests and commit to a life of patriotism and selflessness for the good and welfare of all.”
The statement partly read, “Eid-el-Kabir, no doubt, teaches us, as leaders and a people, that with faith in God, selflessness, honesty and transparency, particularly on the part of elected leaders in pursuing the good of all, our nation will overcome all her challenges.
“The caucus is, however, saddened that many families are currently hurting and unable to meet their desires for the celebration due to the agonising economic and security situation in the country at the moment.
“Nevertheless, the minority caucus urges Nigerians to brace up, unite, support and encourage one another at this critical time.
“The caucus further calls on the people not to lose sight of the need for vigilance as they celebrate.
“Our caucus remains committed to our determination in standing for the people at all times as we also wish all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.”