NLC Urges Workers To Vote Out ‘Anti-workers’ Politicians
The NLC has called on workers to vote out politicians who are ‘anti- workers’, during the coming 2015 general elections. The Nigeria Labour Congress President, Abdulwaheed Omar, made
the call in his New Year message to the workers.
According to Abdulwaheed, in a bid to ensure industrial peace in the country, politicians who were insensitive to the welfare of workers shouldn’t be voted for, they should be rejected.
“We call on workers to massively reject these anti-workers politicians in the 2015 elections.
“We direct our councils in the affected states to serve appropriate ultimatums on their government to pay the arrears of salaries or face disruption of services,’’ Abdulwaheed said.
Abdulwaheed disclosed that 11 state governments and some federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were owing workers salaries.
Osun, Benue, Plateau, among others, owed their workers salary arrears ranging from three to eight months.
He however implore workes, to have a fair, transparent and credible elections.
“Nigeria is bigger than any
partisan interests and its sovereignty and inviolability are sacrosanct,” Abdulwaheed said.
The NLC president urged workers to turn out to exercise their franchises and defend their votes during the elections. He urged the government to tackle unemployment, reduce crime rate and address the problem of power supply in the New Year.