Ebonyi Labour Party Urges Government To Alleviate Suffering 

By Moses Nwite, Abakaliki

The Labour Party in Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria has urged the government of the country to end the sufferings which the masses are passing through.
The plea was made by the Transition Committee Chairman of the Party, Mr Innocent Igiri in Abakaliki the State Capital while reading his acceptance speech as the Chairman.
The Chairman also used the opportunity to warn Governors who cannot pay the forthcoming National Minimum wage as being proposed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to resign.

Let me use this opportunity to air my voice on the issue of a new minimum wage as proposed by NLC. Let me say this; the Nigerian Governors Forum should not ridicule the suffering masses.
“People are indeed suffering. As at today, inflation rate has gone to 34%, naira to dollar is 1600, the price of premium motor spirit is between N600-1500, and you expect the minimum wage to only adjust a bit up? That is ridiculous! Any governor who says that he can’t pay the agreed minimum wage between the tripartite committee and the Federal Government on minimum wage should with immediate effect resign and hands off the mantle.
“I humbly wish to accept this appointment to serve as the Chairman Labour Party Ebonyi State Transition committee (subject to the approval of the National Transition Committee).
To God be the glory, Labour Party in Ebonyi State following the National Transition committee is now set for a journey into the new Nigeria we seek.
“I thank our gallant National Transition Committee Chairman Omar Abdulwaheed Ibrahim whose footsteps we are following. I also thank our leader and all the National Transition Committee members for their comradeship and commitment towards righting the wrongs in our great Labour Party, and positioning the party towards winning elections.
“I thank our state Labour Party Stakeholders, the NLC, the Obidient family and the entire Labour party faithful in Ebonyi State. Your resilience is very loud to the deaf and clear to the blind. We fought gallantly since 2022, and we are going nowhere because we have been pushed to the wall and there’s no other place to go than to join Mr. Peter Obi, Comr. Splendour Oko Eze, and indeed the majority of our people to continue in Labour Party for a New Nigeria beginning with a new Ebonyi State” he said.
He added that workers deserve a living wage.




Emmanuel Ukoh

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