Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the incoming president of Nigeria, has vowed to fight for Nigerians and implement a decent wage for employees in the country.
“I will always fight for you, so your battle will be my battle. My Renewed Hope Agenda for A Better Nigeria outlines my objectives for improved welfare and working circumstances. It is a covenant born of conviction and one I am prepared to keep,” he said.
He promised to do everything in his power to implement policies aimed at empowering Nigerian workers in a message of solidarity on International Workers’ Day.
In his administration, according to Tinubu, the working class will have a dependable ally and partner in the struggle for social and economic justice for all Nigerians, including the working class.
“At this moment, I must remind Nigerian workers that we are all engaged in a shared struggle that we must all win. And it is the battle against all the work to undermine the stability and prosperity of our nation, including poverty, ignorance, disease, division, and hate on the basis of ethnicity and religion.
“Workers in Nigeria, where I will have the honor and privilege to lead, will receive more than the minimum wage starting on May 29. You will be paid enough to live comfortably and support your families.”
However, before making any difficult decisions while in charge of the country’s affairs, Tinubu urged greater understanding and cooperation from all parties.
He extended his hands of friendship to the Nigerian workers through the two main labor unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, in recognition of the patriotic role played by workers throughout the years.