Nigeria’s greatest asset not oil wells, but human capital – Olumbe

Ondo West and East House of Representatives Aspirant, Mr. Olumbe Akinkugbe has hailed Nigerian workers in commemoration of Workers Day. The Ondo-born technocrat turned politician congratulated Nigerian workers and said without their sweat and tears, the country would have no economy. Olumbe said “I have always argued that Nigeria’s greatest asset Is not its oil wells but its human capital. Without the average Nigerian worker, we would have no economy.”

Olumbe also called for better working conditions for workers across the country noting that the harsh economic realities are putting pressure on the purchasing power of many workers. He said, “I implore business owners and governments alike to endeavor to pay workers the minimum wage and also ensure that their salaries are paid on time.” Olumbe further reiterated his plan for the Nigerian worker when elected into the National Assembly.

He said “As you already know, an important part of my legislative agenda is to protect the rights of every worker in Nigeria. My bill will ensure that workers are treated with dignity and not as slaves to their employers. The bill will also guarantee better working conditions like compulsory health insurance amongst other benefits.”

Finally, Olumbe urged workers to believe in our country and to continue to give their utmost best to the growth and development of Nigeria.

Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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