The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said Nigeria is suffering from bad leadership as she is not a producing country.
Obi stated this when he visited the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Abuja on Tuesday.
He noted that Nigerians were not receiving the best from the ruling class and called for a change from the sharing formula to the production formula.
The former Anambra governor stated that youths of their productive ages are idle, which needs to be averted before the crisis brews if the situation persists.
“Nigeria is not a producing country. The cumulative effect of what we are suffering today is bad leadership,” Obi said.
“It is a leadership that concentrates on sharing. We have to move from sharing formula to production formula. All our young people in their productive age are not doing anything, so we are going to have a crisis.”
The Labour Party candidate called on organised labour to collaborate with the party to determine Nigeria’s future.
Obi noted that no one could emerge as Nigeria’s President without agreeing with organised labour and other organisations.
In his speech, the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the Congress was solidly behind the Labour Party candidate and would fully mobilise to ensure the party’s victory in the coming general elections.
He also noted that labour unions had realized that strikes and protests alone could not alter Nigeria’s narratives, which had inspired them to fully enter politics and back politicians whose platform would improve the lives of their members and Nigerians in general.