President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu said he is a co-labourer and an ally to workers in the fight for social and economic justice.
According to him in a statement titled, ‘President-elect’s solidarity message to Nigerian Workers on International Workers Day’, Tinubu said his Renewed-Hope Agenda for a better Nigeria was a covenant he was prepared to keep.
The former governor of Lagos state said he would always fight for workers, adding that they will have “more than minimum wage”.
He however called for “better understanding and cooperation”, noting that “tough decisions” will be made in the days ahead.
He also urged support for his administration in fighting poverty, ignorance, disease, disunity, ethnic and religious hate, which he described as “common” enemies.
“On this special day, as your President-elect, I extend my hand of friendship to the Nigerian workers through the two central Labour unions – Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress,” he said.
“In me, you will find a dependable ally and co-labourer in the fight for social and economic justice for all Nigerians, including all the working people.
“Your fight will be my fight because I will always fight for you. My plans for better welfare and working conditions are clearly spelt out in my Renewed Hope Agenda for A Better Nigeria. It is a covenant born of conviction and one I am prepared to keep.
“In Nigeria I shall have the honour and privilege to lead from May 29, workers will have more than a minimum wage. You will have a living wage to have a decent life and provide for your families.