As parts of its determination in changing the present political narratives and bad governance in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress says it is forming a new political party completely different from the present Labour party that already has its issues.
The General Secretary NLC Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja disclosed this in Abuja at the 2nd NLC National Youth Conference.
He said the new political party which would be named All Working People’s Party will not only afford the Nigerian youth the opportunity to thrive, but will also deemphasize the current money politics that is trending in the nation’s political space.
He said with this newly formed political party and movement in place, a lot of lapses in the nation’s governance would be properly addressed.
He further said there is need for Nigerians to be allowed to express their grievances in the form of protest.
“We want to get a new political party that will deemphasize money politics so that real brains, real thinkers, real philosophers will be in the herm of affairs. No more cash and carry that has taken over the whole place”
Speaking earlier, the NLC National Youth Committee, Comrade Victor Ekpo called for the proper implementation of the NLC National Youth Policy by all affiliate unions to amend their constitutions to reflect the youth structures.
“We therefore call for the proper implementation of the NLC National Youth Policy by all affiliates as well as the resolution reached at the last NLC National Delegate Conference of 2019 that all affiliate unions should amend their constitutions to reflect the youth structures, create youth desks and budgetary allocation for the youth activities”.
Ekpo however lamented on some of challenges faced by young Nigerian workers which bother on victimization, intimidation due to age barriers/level of experience, and sexual harassment.
The theme for the event is “Young Workers, the Trade Unions and the future of work”.