May Day: FG lauds Nigerian workers

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[May Day]–The Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has lauded the resilience of Nigerian workers, hoping for a better future in the face of the current economic challenges facing the country.

The minister, in a May Day message to workers issued by Olowookere Samuel, Deputy Director (Press) in the ministry, felicitated with Nigerian workers as they celebrate the Workers’ Day.

He said, “It’s a day that has its origin in the historical struggles of workers and trade unions in their efforts to win fair employment standards and, more importantly, to establish a culture of human and workers’ rights.

“The Federal Government is not unaware of the economic challenges facing Nigerian workers in the public, the private and informal sectors of the economy. We appreciate your resilience and hope for better days ahead.”

While commending the contributions of Nigerian workers to national development, Ngige emphasized that the present administration is committed to the enhancement of workers welfare.

He said, “May I use this occasion to appreciate Nigerian workers for their contributions to national development, unequivocal solidarity to the change agenda and the fight against corruption of the present administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Mr. President is committed to the enhancement of workers’ welfare, through programmes like the Federal Integrated Staff Housing Scheme, FISH, creation of enabling environment to stimulate the economy with the aim of improving the social-economic well being of Nigeria in all sectors of the economy.”

Ngige also solicited for continued support of the Nigerian workers to the change agenda, especially in the fight against corruption.

He concluded that as the nation celebrates today, Nigerian workers should “not to relent in their support to the Change Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

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