Labour leaders on Sunday has urged incoming Minister of Labour to empathise with workers, especially at a critical time when the economy is faced with challenges affecting them.
The leaders who spoke with newsmen over the weekend ahead of President Bola Tinubu’s swearing-in of the new ministers on Monday expressed optimism with the designated Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong.
The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Lagos Chapter, Mrs Funmi Sessi, expressed optimism in Mr Simon Lalong, assigned the portfolio of the Minister of Labour and Employment, to do well, given his experience, charging him to use the experience garnered as a former governor of Plateau State to also deal with the issues of labour.
In his remarks, the Secretary, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Lagos State Council, Mr Aladetan Abiodun, said the new Minister for Labour would be facing an inherited tense industrial space due to the fuel subsidy removal.
According to him, the removal has impacted negatively on all fixed-income earners.