Organised Labour has stated that Nigerians are gradually losing faith in the change mantra championed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The workforce at yesterday’s May Day celebration, told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians were yet to see the much-hyped change by the government.
Addressing the gathering at Eagle Square in Abuja, factional leader of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, urged the President to provide people-based actions and programmes and not elitist programmes.
He urged the government to discourage all companies destroying collective bargaining platforms in order to encourage decent workplaces and enhanced terms and conditions of service for Nigerian workers.
The labour further enjoined the president to initiate a deliberate policy to build domestic industrial capacity, not just by stimulating private sector investments, but also by investing in medium and large scale industries in critical sectors of the economy. He equally urged him to set up a special task force to stop all the violence and bloodletting spreading like wild fire all over the country”.
On insecurity, he said: “At the beginning of the year, we had cause to assert that on the security front, our armed forces within the year, redeemed their reputation as a resilient fighting force and fought the Boko Haram insurgents, inflicting heavy defeats on them in the North Eastern part of the country.
“We said that our conviction was that though the war was still on-going, Nigerians now believed that it was only a matter of time before these evil forces are defeated.
“As workers, who have been direct victims of the violence in the North East, we want to use this May Day to restate our call for Mr. President to combine the military success with a marshal plan for the reconstruction of the devastated infrastructure of the geo-political zone.
“The ruling APC government in its manifesto, promised to create three million jobs annually. We have waited one year for the government to bring out its blueprints on how it intends to go about achieving this. Congress will seek audience with Mr. President to get more information on this important matter.”