The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has embarked on campaign directed at workers and pensioners to acquire voting power to oust deceptive and bad politicians, including governors.
NLC has, therefore, directed workers and pensioners who are yet to register to do so and obtain voters card.
Mr. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, gave the order when he paid a familarisation visit to the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) National Secretariat on Tuesday in Abuja.
Wabba said this was imperative as governors and other political office holders with anti-labour tendencies were on the increase.
He said the political elites have the notion that pensioners and workers do not have any political value, hence salaries and pensions were not being paid.
“A lot of politicians say workers and pensioners do not have political value and therefore it is a big challenge, they even claim that we do not have voters card.
“We are going to embark on a vigorous campaign for workers and pensioners to register and obtain their voters card.
“Because a process has been opened for workers, pensioners and their families to acquire voters’ card, where it is missing, revalidate it. We have the number.’’
He said that were over eight million Nigerians in NLC alone without the pensioners.
“So we have the number to challenge any politician and make them realise that we are a force to reckon with.’’