Ezeokenwa’s view on labour union and citizens’ agitation for a national living wage – by Nduka Anyanwu

APGA National Chairman, Barr. Sly Ezeokenwa view on labour union and citizens’ agitation for a national living wage and improved general welfare in Nigeria – NDUKA ANYANWU

APGA empathizes with the labour union and citizens’ agitation for a national living wage and improved general welfare, recognizing the challenges faced by Nigerians. The party believes that:

National Living Wage:

Reflects the true cost of living in Nigeria
Should be pegged at a reasonable percentage above the poverty line
Must be regularly reviewed to address inflation and economic changes

General Welfare:

Healthcare: Improve access to quality healthcare, reduce medical tourism, and increase health funding

Education: Free and compulsory education up to secondary school, with a focus on quality and infrastructure

Social Security: Robust social security system, including unemployment benefits and pension reforms

Infrastructure: Invest in roads, power, water, and transportation, creating jobs and stimulating growth

Economic Empowerment: Support small businesses, entrepreneurship, and job creation, with a focus on youth and women empowerment APGA supports the labour union and citizens’ demands for:

A living wage that addresses the poverty and economic realities in Nigeria

Improved working conditions and social protection

Increased investment in public services and infrastructure

Strengthened labour laws and protection for workers’ rights.

The party is dedicated to working with interested parties to resolve these issues and build a more prosperous and just Nigeria for all.

Recall that the labour union began its strike a week ago and had relaxed the strike for a few days now. As a result, the parties involved have been able to relax for a few days, allowing them to quickly review the demands in an effort to help resolve the majority of them.

This crucial issue is being urgently attended to by the National Assembly, the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, and all other relevant parties in order to maintain national unity.

As a grassroots and compassionate party, APGA exhorts all parties involved to prioritize Nigeria in all of our deliverables.

Note: This brief article is written on behalf of Barrister Sly Ezeokenwa, the APGA National Chairman

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