Buhari Hails Workers’ Sacrifices

imageTHE President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has lauded the daily sacrifices of the nation’s working class in the face of economic tough times.
Gen. Buhari, in his May Day message to the workers, said he was aware of the hardships of the working class, which he said, was compounded by poor governance and large-scale corruption.
The workers, he said, were among the worst hit social groups on account of poor living standards, saying this was inconsistent with the country’s vast oil wealth.
The President-elect expressed dismay at the paradox of the oil wealth, which, he said, was characterised by rising poverty, with a few corrupt officials making themselves very rich at the expense of people’s wealth.
He regretted that honest labour has been relegated to the background.
He warned that a country that sacrifices honesty in favour of quick wealth could not expect to achieve progress and respect in the eyes of other nations.
Gen. Buhari reassured the Nigerian workers that his incoming administration would be fully committed to boosting their morale to increase productivity and their income.
He explained that productivity is directly related to the development of the country’s economy, adding that his administration would increase incentives for the workers to boost their income.
He, however, appealed to the workers to cooperate fully with his incoming administration to tackle corruption, which, he said, is the greatest enemy of development.
He advised civil servants against connivance with corrupt politicians and other public officials to divert public resources to private use.

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