May Day: Atiku Seeks Better Deal For Workers


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has proposed a fairer deal for Nigerian workers in order to reduce the frequency of strikes in the country, which he regrets takes a heavy toll on the economy.

He also urged Nigerian workers not to lose faith in the ability of the nation under the leadership of President Buhari to surmount these odds.

In his May Day message to Nigerian workers, the former Vice President noted that notwithstanding the huge challenges the country and its people are facing, it will take the support of everyone working in tandem with the Buhari administration to lift the economy out of the doldrums.

“President Buhari alone cannot turnaround the fortunes of the country. It requires everyone – elected and appointed officials, the legislature and the judiciary, the public and private sectors and ordinary Nigerians – working together in faith and commitment to bring about the desired change.”

Atiku Abubakar noted that President Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade when combined with curbing wastages and profligacy will free much-needed resources to jumpstart the economy by investing in infrastructure and high jobs yielding sectors especially agriculture as proposed by the government.