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May Day: Nigerian workers have never had it so bad – Atiku

One year after, Nigeria not working under Tinubu – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria, has bemoaned the plight of Nigerian workers, saying that the current administration’s policies had made cost of living difficult for the people.

Atiku stated this on Monday in an International Workers’ Day message to Nigerian workers.

He said that no administration in the history of the country has trampled upon workers’ rights like the incumbent Bola Tinubu’s administration, while expressing sympathy with workers over their plight in the country.

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate in the 2023 general election lamented that the Federal Government’s economic policies were not yielding the needed fruit to improve the living condition of workers.

According to the statement, “Since the days of legend Michael Imoudu, to later day fire brands such as Pascal Bafyau and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the Nigerian worker has been at the forefront of the fight against tyranny and bad governance.

“No administration in our history has trampled workers’ rights like this one. Daily, workers face uncertainty over skyrocketing prices of essential goods.

“The Nigerian worker has had it so rough under this current administration and it is unfortunate that while the living conditions of the Nigerian worker remain at a miserably low ebb, the Nigerian government continues to regale its international audiences with tales of how the masses are being weaned off their wasteful dependence on government.

“It is thus, beginning to appear, that as far as the current Federal Government is concerned, the management of our country’s micro-economic outlook is an unwieldy laboratory experiment, to which the Nigerian worker is laid prostrate.

“While I cannot but share my sympathy with the Nigerian worker for the way the current government has ridiculed her for far too long, I must equally express my felicitations with the Nigerian worker on this year’s Workers’ Day.

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“It is my hope that the theme of this year’s Labour Day: ‘Ensuring Safety and Health at Work in a Changing Climate’, will inspire the Nigerian government to put the concerns of the Nigerian worker on the front burner.”