Abuja - Labour Party stalwart, Tonye Princewill,
has urged local trade unions to unite and help resolve the country’s political
and economic problems.
He made the call in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to
commemorate Workers’ Day.
“Clearly now has to be the time for organised labour to play
much more of a frontline role in modern day politics,” said Princewill.
“The state of the nation and the state of this country
cannot be divorced from the state of the labour movement. This is the case
everywhere and so Nigeria's own is not going to be any different.”
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He thus called on the National Labour Congress and Trade
Union Congress to join forces with the Labour Party.
“Politics is way too important to be left to politicians. If
the labour movement (NLC & TUC) and the Labour Party joined forces, the
only outcome for Nigeria would be good news, because the invaluable ‘creation
is bound to be central to the theme of such an alliance.
Combined we can either make the difference or help decide who does.”
Princewill said labour bodies in other countries had been a
lot more involved.
“When will enough be enough and when will labour move from
being protesting followers to constructive leaders? Today is an opportunity to
ask that question once again. Nigerians deserve answers.”
- CAJ News