Nigerians Are Losing Hope In Your Change Mantra – Labour Tells Buhari


This is a summary of the grievances of the
Nigerian labour force as conveyed to President
mauhammadu Buhari on May Day which is set
aside to celebrate workers.
Organised Labour at yesterday’s May Day
celebration, told President Muhammadu
Buhari that workers and ordinary
Nigerians were beginning to lose faith in
the change mantra of the All Progressives
Congress, APC-led Federal Government .

The President, however, assured workers
and Nigerians generally that his
government was determined to tackle,
headlong, all socio-economic ills troubling
the nation. He said the government would
evolve solutions to emerging threats to the
well being of the people and the realization
of sustainable development as well as
growth anchored on equity and social
But the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and
the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC,
were unanimous in condemning increasing
poverty, unemployment, insecurity, erratic
power supply, fuel scarcity, and called on
government at all levels to urgently
address the mounting hardship and
frustration in the country according to the
Though both the Ayuba Wabba and Joe
Ajaero factions of the NLC held their May
Day rallies in Abuja and Lagos
respectively, they were united on issues
affecting workers and other Nigerians, and
called for improved economy and well-
being of the people.

Addressing the gathering at Eagle Square
in Abuja, factional leader of the NLC,
Wabba, urged the President to provide
people-based actions and programmes and
not elitist programmes. He said the
government should come up with
discernible strategies and directions that
would tell Nigerians where his government
was headed economically.

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