The President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Chief John Udeagbala has urged all Nigerians, especially those in the organised private sector to imbibe the virtue of sacrifice for Nigeria to recover and achieve sustainable, inclusive economic growth and development.
This was contained in his Sallah message made available to the media in Lagos.
He added that this year’s celebration provided an opportunity for every Nigerian to reflect and imbibe the exemplary virtues shown by Prophet Ibrahim.
He noted that this became necessary in the face of current economic and socio-political challenges such as high unemployment especially among the youths, erosion of monetary value and increase in cost of living due to high inflation rate, an insecurity.
He said, “I implore the private sector and the government of Nigeria to take a cue from one of the pillars of this celebration, which is sacrifice.
“Collectively, we must make sacrifices and do all it takes for Nigeria to recover and achieve sustainable, inclusive economic growth and development.”
Udeagbala assured the business community that NACCIMA, as a leading member of the OPS of Nigeria and the umbrella body of city/state and bilateral chambers, business and professional associations, and businesses in Nigeria, “will play our part by not relenting in our mission to ensure an enabling business environment, through our advocacy role.”
He also urged all Muslim faithful to celebrate responsibly by adhering to all COVID-19 prevention measures to mitigate the risk of a spike in new cases while the nationwide vaccine rollout continued.