Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar says it’s impossible to convince workers to make sacrifices while elected officers are living flamboyant lifestyles that’s inconsistent with the harsh economic realities of the country.
Atiku, in his May Day message, said that despite the gloom surrounding the economy of the nation, with the support of the workers and everyone, President Muhammadu Buhari will lift the country to new heights.
He further noted that if the Buhari-led war against corruption is added to a culture of cutting cost and curbing waste, much needed resources would be freed up which will eventually lead to a reawakening of the economy through infrastructure and high jobs yielding sectors.
Atiku said, “President Buhari alone cannot turnaround the fortunes of the country.”
“It requires everyone – elected and appointed officials, the legislature and the judiciary, the public and private sectors and ordinary Nigerians – working together in faith and commitment to bring about the desired change.”
“With dwindling revenue from oil, it has become imperative for us to bake a bigger cake that will be big enough for all partakers.
To achieve this, we need to be more creative as a government and more productive as a people.”
“We all need to make sacrifices in line with the realities of the time. It is not enough to ask workers to make sacrifices while public office holders are ostensibly immune from it. Such a situation promotes industrial disharmony.”