By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has seized the occasion of this year’s International May Day celebration to commend Nigerian workers for facilitating the implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari agenda, even as it told the workers that Buhari’s mass housing programme is benefitting thousands of Nigerian workers.
In a statement issued by the National Secretary of the party, John James Akpanudoedehe, the party said the Nigerian workers are key drivers of the socio-economic policies and infrastructural revolution of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Part of the statement said “We also greet labour and trade unions who continue to shun unpatriotic influences while advocating for the rights and welfare of Nigerian workers.
“From the administration’s several social investment programmes targeted at citizens living on the margin to the Economic Sustainability Plan which fast-tracked the country’s recovery from recession and cushioned the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigerian workers are key partners and are playing important roles in ensuring the administration’s successful implementation of these programmes and many more.”
APC said in line with its election promises to Nigerian workers, the Buhari administration successfully implemented the improved minimum wage, adding that the government’s commitment to the welfare of Nigerian workers is tested and proven, and more would be done.
“As the President Buhari government implements quick and permanent strategies to check cases of insecurity, we assure workers and indeed all Nigerians of government’s resolve to protect the lives and property of all. While the APC seeks the patience and cooperation of Nigerian workers, we call for greater patriotism from everyone”, the party said.