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Past Nigerian Leaders Have No Focus—NLC President

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress Comrade Ayuba Wabba has said that past Nigerian Leaders have no focus that was why the country is underdeveloped and walloying through abject poverty and illiteracy.

He said this in Maiduguri when the NLC Borno state chapter organized a Civic Reception in hs honour at the ASSU Hall University stressing that lack of provision of critical infrastructure like Railway, power and roads are the bane of Nigeria`s development.

Wabba said the country will only develop when there is peace, social justice and transparency in government, as according to him, the country will attract investment.

He commended the Federal Government for establishing the North-east Development Commission to carter for the reconstruction of the sub-region, which had been divastated in the last six years of the Boko Haram insurgency. “we believe that this will be the quickest way of rebuilding the shattered infrastructure of the states in the North-east”.

The NLC president urged the Federal government to diversify the economy, as the dependence on oil alone is catastrophic, adding that Labour is ready to partner with FG to deveop the economy, so as to generate employment for the teeming youth of the country.

In his welcome address the state Chairman of the NLC Comrade Titus Abana said the reception was to honour the National President for his meritorious service to NLC in various capacities and for making the state proud..

He said Comrade Wabba has served the union in various capacities up to the National President and has dedicated himself for the development of the union, hence the need to honour him so he could do more.

In his remarks, Chairman of the occasion and former NL C President Comrade Ali Chiroma said Wabba has done the people of Borno state proud,being the second NLC President from the state.

He called on Nigerians and the NLC in particular to support the Present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to succeed, as the nation is going through a lot of challenges, adding that the labour is the engine room for any development.