May Day: Peter Obi tasks employers owing workers to pay

Peter Obi

As the world celebrates this year’s May Day, Vice Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during February’s election, Peter Obi, has commended Nigerian workers for their commitment, saying that it is their labour that keeps Nigeria going.

Mr Obi told journalists on Tuesday at the Domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos that there was need to take care of pensioners, because they contributed to the growth of the nation’s wealth in their productive years.

He also called on employers to ensure that they pay their employees promptly.

Obi, who bemoaned the state of unemployment in the country, called on government to concentrate on creating an environment by offering necessary support for the growth of the private sector.

The former Anambra State Governor also called on government to intensify efforts on security in view of the fact that insecurity is palpable in all the parts of the country.

He said that beyond the effect on Nigerians, “the incessant news of insecurity scares otherwise willing investors”.