The President-elect for Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured workers in the country that he would always fight for the improvement of their welfare and conditions under which they work.
In his message to the workers to mark May Day today, May 1, Tinubu said: “your fight will be my fight because I will always fight for you.
“My plans for better welfare and working conditions are clearly spelt out in my Renewed Hope Agenda for A Better Nigeria. It is a covenant born of conviction and one I am prepared to keep.”
Tinubu extended hands of friendship to the Nigerian workers through the two central Labour unions – Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress.
He said: “in me you will find a dependable ally and co-labourer in the fight for social and economic justice for all Nigerians, including all the working people.”
The President elect reminded Nigerian workers that “we all have a common battle to wage; one which we must win together. And it is the fight against poverty, ignorance, disease, disunity, ethnic and religious hate and all negative forces that contend against the stability and prosperity of our country.
“In the Nigeria I shall have the honour and privilege to lead from May 29, workers will have more than a minimum wage. You will have a living wage to have a decent life and provide for your families.
“The days ahead will, however, demand better understanding and cooperation from all sides, because leadership will require that we take tough and hard decisions so that our people and all Nigerian workers can live more abundantly.”