Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has charged the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to tackle corruption and unemployment headlong on assumption of office on May 29, 2015.
Ogun State Chairman of the Congress, Comrade Ambali Akeem dropped the hint yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital, when he visited Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ Secretariat, Iwe Iroyin House, Abeokuta on campaign for his re-election bid as the state Chairman.
Ambali, who doubles as the currently national treasurer of National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE advised the president-elect to fix the refineries and the power sector.
He said, “The president-elect should face the issue of corruption headlong immediately. If we are able resolve the problem of corruption in Nigeria, we will get it right.
“The epileptic power supply, the dollar rate is so high, we have infrastructural decay, threat in the Nigerian security, if we have a government that is sincere a government that is conscientious, which is the reason Nigerians voted for General Buhari all leakages would have been blocked and we would have enough funds to do capital infrastructural development.
“The pump price of petroleum is arbitrary, labour fought for downward review of pump price, this is achievable if the government is serious and ready to fix the refineries in the country.
“They can also do moderate refinery system that would meet up the demand of the population. If the refineries are fixed, it would generate employment for the unemployed, it would enhance our power generation and most of all it would boost our economy.
“Labour is calling for genuine reconciliation among the ethnic groups in the nation.
A look at the voting pattern, it revealed that it was done along ethnic line. It amplifies disunity and discord in the politics of Nigeria.
“You will realise that the man from the south won convincingly in the south and the man from the north won overwhelmingly in the north. That is not good for national growth and development.
“General Buhari should return the golden era by establishing marketing board that would deliberate the marketing economy and ensure an export board that would assist local farmers to export their products in exchange for hard currency.
“We also enjoin him to provide employment for our youths because a nation that does not provide job for its youth would be sitting on a keg of gunpowder,” he advised.
Calling on members of the NLC to re-elect him, Ambali assured them of better performance and reeled out some of his achievements in his first tenor, noting that all the modern secretariat and ultramodern shopping mall credited to his administration were just tips of an iceberg.
Meanwhile, not quite long before Ambali left, his co-contestant and the Ogun State Chairman of Joint Negotiation Council, Trade Union side, Abiodun Olakanmi also took his campaign train to Ogun State Journalists.
Olakanmi who said he shared from the successes and failures of Ambali’s regime explained that he was in a position to offer leadership to the Ogun State workers.
He explained that he was not going to contest the seat with Ambali until after he (Ambali) became the National Treasurer of the Union adding.
According to him, holding such two sensitive positions will not be in the interest of the state workers.
He assured to build on the successes of the ougoing administration and to correct some of the mistake, which according to him were identified.

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