By Tunde Joshua
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Nigerian workers for their resilience and patriotism which it said the Federal Government should not take for granted as sign of weakness.
The party said the nation’s organized labor has been patient and supportive towards nation-building in spite of the asphyxiating environment under the “vicious, rudderless, inhumane and corrupt All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration” that has no regard for Nigerians and the workers. In a message to Nigerian workers on the occasion of the May Day, PDP’s spokesperson, Hon. Debo Ologunagba said the workers as real drivers of the national life represent the Nigerian resilient spirit and fight for survival in the resolve to move the nation forward despite the misrule of the APC.
“It is lamentable that the arrogance in failure and insensitivity of the APC government towards the welfare of workers continue to dislocate our social order and cripple our major productive sectors with grave negative ripple effect on millions of families and the nation at large.
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“The deliberate general stagnation on issues of the welfare of workers reflects the ugly reality in our nation under a government that apparently relishes the suffering of its citizens.
“Such selfish inattentiveness, corruption and incompetence of the APC administration is responsible for the closure of our public universities as the government continues in its brazen failure to attend to the demands of striking university lecturers and millions of stranded university students in our country,” the party said.
The PDP called on the Federal Government to immediately resolve the industrial action by lecturers in public universities to halt an imminent collapse of the public education sector.
The statement said “party however cautions the APC administration not to continue to take the calmness and patriotism of Nigerian Workers, as they eagerly await the exit of the APC from government in 2023, as a sign of weakness.
“Our caution is predicated on the clear signals that the APC in its arrogance in failure has not demonstrated any concrete commitment towards improving on the welfare of the people. Instead, the APC administration, typical of its style continues to renege on the promises for improved workers’ welfare.
“Our Party however calls on the workers and indeed all Nigerians to remain calm and keep hope alive as the PDP takes strong steps to democrati- cally return to power in 2023 to Rescue and Rebuild our nation from the misrule of the APC.”