The College of Ibadan chapter of the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities, and a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, lamented the plight of Nigerian employees, saying their circumstances had worsened beneath the regime of the President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
ASUU stated corruption and insecurity have been the logos of the Buhari.
The ASUU Chairman, UI, Prof Ayoola Akinwole, in a press release to mark the Worldwide Employees’ Day on Saturday (at the moment), stated the employees’ circumstances had worsened beneath Buhari.
The assertion titled ‘Buhari-led administration: The actual enemy of Nigerian employees’ urged all employees to rise in defence of the dignity of labour and “resist the flagrant disregard for human rights and the rule of regulation within the nation.”
“We should resist the ploy of presidency and its brokers to divide us. We should resist their divide-and-rule methods,” it stated.
The assertion additional learn, “The federal government of the day has continued to show a deaf ear to the agitations of labour unions and cries of the plenty.
“They usually request persistence and understanding. But, impunity, monetary impropriety and corruption have turn out to be the trademark of this Buhari-led administration.
“The Nigerian authorities continues to cross the burden of hardship and distress to Nigerian employees and the plenty. The abductions and killings of scholars in any respect ranges have turn out to be embarrassing to the nation. Human beings are actually a commodity of commerce in Nigeria. This portends nothing however doom for the way forward for Nigeria.”
Akinwole stated regardless of the “horrible” circumstances, the federal government continued to label constructive and goal criticisms as “hate speech” when the residents communicate fact to energy.
On his half, Atiku decried what he known as the persistent and scary financial decimation of the residing commonplace of Nigerian employees.
He expressed displeasure with the rising charge of inflation which he stated had pushed many employees into poverty.
In his Might Day message titled ‘Atiku bemoans financial decimation of employees,’ signed by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, the ex-VP stated, “The Nigerian employees have by no means had it so dangerous. The impacts of the lockdown and worsening inflation have taken their heaviest toll on the working class. The state of affairs is so dangerous that they’re now residing from hand to mouth.”
Atiku additional known as for a discount in the price of governance to enhance the lot of employees.
In the meantime, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, sought improved welfare for employees throughout the nation.
They acknowledged this in separate messages to commemorate the Worldwide Employees’ Day, often known as Labour Day or Might Day.
Lawan, in a press release by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, stated Nigerian employees throughout the generations had continued to drive financial productiveness, nation-building and democratic governance.
He stated, “The Nigerian labour motion has a proud heritage starting from the heroic contributions of its founding fathers like Pa Micheal Imodu and his contemporaries within the battle for the independence of Nigeria and emancipation of employees and the plenty.
“I commend their persistence, understanding and in addition their resilience within the face of the present challenges that our nation is dealing with.
“The Nationwide Meeting believes within the well-being and welfare of the employees and can at all times present legislative help for each effort to deal with their challenges and enhance the work surroundings.”
In his message, Fayemi assured employees within the state of his administration’s resolve to proceed to accord their welfare a precedence, regardless of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s accruals from the Federation Account and Internally Generated Income.
The governor, who lauded the employees’ contribution to the social and financial growth of the state, stated that they had demonstrated brilliance and dedication within the implementation of his administration’s five-pillar growth agenda.
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