The President of the Association of Commodity Market Women and Men of Nigeria and the Iyaloja General, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo has urged all Nigerians to embrace peace and religious tolerance as we celebrate the end of Ramadan.
In a release signed by her media consultant, Gboyega Akosile, the Iyaloja General enjoined Muslims to put to good use, what the holy month of Ramadan symbolises and all that they have learned during the month long spiritual engagement.
Mrs. Tinubu Ojo tasked Muslims to continue to uphold the ideals of piety, patience, tolerance, perseverance, humility and self denial, which were observed vigorously during the month of Ramadan, while enjoining them to remain steadfast in the worship of Allah.
The Iyaloja General said Muslims, Christians and other faiths should join hands to build a virile and sustainable economy for the country noting that this task can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace.
‘‘Nigerian market men and women, traders and those who visit various markets across the country daily cannot transact business when there is tension and fear in the land’’, says Mrs. Tinubu Ojo.
She however charged politicians to always be above board, by ensuring that they fulfill their electoral promises to the Nigerian people.
Mrs. Tinubu Ojo said the dynamics of times have changed, and Nigerians are not just looking for satisfaction but excitement.
While applauding efforts made so far by the Nigerian army and other security agencies, the Iyaloja General made a special call on Nigerians and particularly Muslims to use the end of Ramadan for special prayers on the nation’s security challenges, particularly for the safe return of the over two hundred girls still trapped in the Boko Haram’s camp.
The Iyaloja General noted that the Almighty God has been faithful and kind to Nigeria and its people, stressing that only a country favoured by God could be going through the kind of security challenges Nigeria is facing and it’s still surviving.
She however urged more devotion to Nigeria in our fasting and prayers, noting that this is one of the factors that will help the country move from where it is now to where we want it to be.