The Umuahia Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (UCCIMA), has sent message of felicitation to all Muslim faithful as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-kabir.
In a Release signed by the President UCCIMA, Chidi Nkem-Aruoma and made available to newsmen, said the Eld- el-Kabir celebration is an opportunity to reflect and imbibe the exemplary virtues shown by Prophet Ibrahim and this year’s celebration is not an exception, as the Chamber is wishing the Muslims a peaceful celebration.
According to the Release, Nkem-Aruoma who stated that in the face of the current economic and socio-political challenges of the country, such as high unemployment, especially among the youths, an erosion of monetary value and increase in cost of living due to high inflation rate, insecurity, implored the private sector and the government of Nigeria to take a cue from one of the pillars of this celebration, which is sacrifice, adding that collectively, we should make sacrifices and do all it takes for Nigeria to recover and achieve a sustainable, inclusive economic growth and development.
The UCCIMA President assured the business community that UCCIMA, as a leading member of the Organized Private Sector of Nigeria and Associates to Bilateral Chambers, Business and Professional Associations, and Businesses in Nigeria, would play their part by not relenting in their mission to ensure an enabling business environment is created, through their advocacy role.
“As Muslim faithful commence Eld prayers across the country today, May Allah answer our prayers and grant us peace, prosperity, and healing.”
Nkem-Aruoma who is also the African Regional Coordinator for Afro Business Promotion Federation (ABPF), urged everyone to celebrate responsibly by adhering to all COVID-19 preventive measures to mitigate the risk of a spike in new cases, while the nationwide vaccine rollout continues.
He prayed that the special day brings peace, prosperity, and Allah’s blessings to them all.
Recall that few days ago, the Federal Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eld-el-kabir celebration