Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 Nigerian elections, has emphasized the crucial role of human labour in the country’s transition from a consumption-driven economy to a productive one.
Speaking at the Solidarity Rally of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Abuja on Monday, Obi highlighted the need to prioritize the welfare of Nigerian workers to achieve the desired economic transformation.
The event, which was organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, was on the theme of “Workers Rights and Socio-Economic Justice.”
While speaking on the subject matter, Obi stressed the need for a fundamental change that recognizes the value of human labour and prioritizes the welfare and well-being of workers in Nigeria.
He maintained that the country’s progress towards becoming a productive economy cannot be achieved without considering the needs and concerns of the Nigerian workforce.
In a message shared on his verified Twitter account, the former governor of Anambra State expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for inviting him to give a speech on this year’s theme.
He wrote “I thank the leadership of the Nigerian Labour (NLC and TUC) for their invitation and commend them for the theme of this year’s Workers Day (“Workers Rights and Socio-Economic Justice”) which is quite topical and very apt for today’s Nigeria.
“I urge them 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.