Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate in the February 25, 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that there is no way to move the country “from consumption to production without caring about the welfare and well-being of the greatest tool of that revolution, which is human labour.”
Mr. Obi, who said this when he attended the Solidarity Rally of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja to mark the May 1 Workers’ Day, stressed that he believes that “Labour remains the backbone of productivity.”
Moving the country from consumption to production was a major plank of the campaign promises of Mr. Obi and his running mate, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed on the platform of the Labour Party.
While thanking the leadership of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for inviting him to the Rally, Mr. Obi commended them for the theme of this year’s Workers Day, “Workers Rights and Socio-Economic Justice,” which, he said, “is quite topical and very apt for today’s Nigeria.”
He urged the organised labour “and every hardworking Nigerian, to remain steadfast in the course of building a better and New Nigeria where there will be more jobs, high productivity, security of lives and properties, and everything that will make Nigerians proud of their country.”