Former Vice-President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has extolled the patriotism, unbroken faith in Nigeria and sacrifices of the Nigerian workers in the face of tough times.
In a statement released by his media office in Abuja, on the occasion of May Day or Workers’ Day, the former Vice-President said workers are the greatest assets of every nation because, the human capital is the pivot around which development revolves.
Atiku extolled the sacrifices, perseverance and the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian workers in the face of grim and tough challenges of economic survival.
He explained that the weakening purchasing power of the workers might naturally affect morale, but urged the workers to soldier on and to never lose hope.
He, however, advised political office holders to recognize the country’s economic realities before paying themselves salaries and allowances, which show insensitivity to the economic and social conditions of the workers and other Nigerians.
The former Vice-President also advised governments at all levels to pursue job creation with greater vigour, adding that unemployment is a menace for any society because it breeds unpleasant consequences.