Wabba urges workers to help to get Nigeria out of recession



The President, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, has called on Nigerian workers to do everything humanly possible to get Nigeria out of its current predicament.

Wabba made the call on Friday in Sokoto in a message to the 2016 World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) rally.

The message was read on his behalf by the state Chairman of NLC, Mr Aminu Umar.

“Since 2008, October 7 has been observed as a day the trade unions and the world over mobilise workers to reinvigorate the cause of decent work agenda. “For the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Decent Work Agenda is a balanced and integrated programmatic approach to pursue the objectives of full and productive employment.

“For us at NLC, this year’s WDDW is an opportunity to encourage our members who are at the wrong end of the shortsighted trajectories

”That the political and elite class in Nigeria seeks to chart the way out of the harsh economic down turn in the country.

“We therefore affirm that no matter what, decent work must be at centre of government actions to bring back economic growth to our country.”

The NLC Chairman also said that the condition of the Nigerian workers was of paramount concern to the union, lamenting that some state governments were even yet to implement the N18, 000 national minimum wage.

He urged workers to always be concerned about corruption in Nigeria since “we are part and parcel of the corrupt society.”

Umar called on the workers to support the ” Change begins with Me” programme of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He urged governments at all levels to utilise available resources well as way of motivating workers to succeed in developing the country.

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