The Federal Government on Sunday in Abuja assured workers that it will tackle all socio- economic ills that have troubled the nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave this assurance at the 2016 May Day celebration with the theme: “The Working Class and The Quest for Socio- Economic Revival”.
Buhari, who was represented by Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister Labour and Employment, said that the government would evolve solutions to the emerging threats to the well-being of Nigerians and
the realisation of sustainable development.
This administration shall effect positive change in the lives of the average Nigerians, to ensure that the downtrodden are elevated. Most importantly, we will fight the intense pain of corruption which has enriched
the very few to the detriment of the majority of Nigerians who groan under the overwhelming weight of poverty resulting from corruption.
In this fight against corruption, I need you all to be very willing partners. Fighting corruption in the Public Service in particular, requires the workers to play major roles by cooperating with the government.
The president also assured workers that the issues and request raised had already being considered and would be made public in the near future.
“I request your cooperation and understanding, as partners in progress. The need to ensure a conducive atmosphere devoid of incessant industrial action becomes paramount to avoid loss of man hours
and accordingly promote high productivity. I further assure you that working together, this administration will protect workers’ rights and shall promote incentives for great productivity and hence, greater posterity,” Buhari said.