The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has taken the battle for the rights of the Nigerian workers to God, seeking divine intervention in efforts aimed at addressing the challenges facing them.
Its President, Comrade Abubakar Wabba, who led other labour leaders, including veterans, to a thanksgiving service at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Abuja, said it was part of activities marking NLC 40th anniversary as a Labour centre
He said the state of the Nigerian worker and the insensitivity of employers, especially government, has made it more compelling for workers to seek divine intervention.
Restating the need for decent work for Nigerians, Wabba said the clamour for improved welfare for Nigerian workers cannot be overemphasised, adding that “in the last 40 years, God has been so faithful to our movement”.
“We have gone through a lot of travails; we have gone through a lot of successes. So, going forward is to thank God for where we are coming from. And definitely, the grace of God will be sufficient to carry the organisation forward.
“Many organisations were not able to live up to the period we have lived and looking at their challenges, therefore today’s event is to thank God and going forward is certainly to continue to rely on Him.”
Catholic Bishop of Uromi Diocese in Edo State Most Rev. Donatus Ogun, who presided over the thanksgiving service, hailed the NLC for their continued the struggle for better working conditions for workers.