LP demands speedy action on minimum wage


Labour Party (LP) has call for speedy actions on the minimum wage, saying the delay in raising the workers’ salaries is not in the best interest of the country.
National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, made the call yesterday in Abuja, while receiving the newly inaugurated FCT chapter of the party, who paid him a solidarity visit.

According to him increasing the minimum wage will ease the socio-economic tension in the country and also contribute to the success of the 2019 General Elections.

“Since the return of democracy in 1999, political elite in PDP and now in APC, has dominated and control power to the exclusion of the masses. This monopoly of power has no doubt under-developed out country. In all, the Nigeria workers are the worse hit, the minimum wage regime cannot take them home.

“Many states governors and local government councils are in arrears of salaries. Our pensioners, who have served our father land, are left to suffer and die in poverty and wants because of the heartless of government. Our party is the only party that has the answer to our socio-economic challenges and provide the real voice for the people,” Abdulsalam said.

He said that the party will ensure national cohesion, peace, security and prosperity for all, and will also pursue poverty eradication systematically and patriotically.

The FCT Chairman of LP, Chief Diugwu Peter, said the party was the symbol of the nation’s civil servants and public workers, hence the need to get things work out for workers to be actively involved getting the best for the nation.

“We are prepared for the coming elections and we are working to get as many councillorship and chairmanship seats as possible in the interest of the people.