ABUJA – The Minister of 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 May Day speech at the Eagle Square.
“ I would however wish to urge trade unions, either individually or in joint action, to always know that 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 of the rule of law on labour issues remain viable ways of addressing and resolving labour-government-employer conflicts with the ministry of labour and productivity as conciliator and arbiter.’’
“I assure you that all plans of the government are targeted towards making Nigeria the great nation that our forefathers had created it to be.’’
Wogu said that no 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 Conference which was generally a manifestation of the resolve of the government to confront the challenges of the nation.