Be considerate in your demands, Wogu tells labour

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ABUJA – The Minister Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has called on the Nigeria labour movement to be considerate in making demands from government.

Wogu made the appeal in Abuja on Thursday while delivering his Day speech at the Eagle Square.

He urged the trade unions individually and collectively to always know the government sincere in its dealings with workers and be mindful in their demands.

“ I would however wish to urge trade unions, either individually or in joint action, to always know the government is sincere in its dealing with workers.

“Therefore be mindful and considerate in your demands on the government.

“Social dialogue and the observance the rule law on labour issues remain viable ways addressing and resolving labour-government-employer conflicts with the ministry of labour and productivity as conciliator and arbiter.’’

He said the Federal Government committed to addressing the challenges workers and their welfare.

Wogu said the theme “ building enduring and unity: panacea for sustainable development”, in agreement with the government’s agenda for the nation.

He said and unity were familiar and integral parts of the nation which historically reflected in the Anthem.

“They are necessary characteristics of good government and they form a for any development , whether they are long term, medium and short term.

“I urge you today to have faith in this administration as its , planted for good for this great nation, are gradually bearing fruits.

“I assure you that all of the government are targeted towards making Nigeria the great nation that our forefathers had created it to be.’’

Wogu said that greatness could be realised without change, noting that some of the changes touched peoples’ lives one way or another.

He said that a landmark instrument of change was the ongoing National which was generally a manifestation of the resolve of the government to confront the challenges of the nation.

The Day was attended by , ministers, government functionaries and workers. (NAN)