The Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige has send warm felicitations to the Nigerian workers on the occasion of 2019 Worker’s Day.
The Ministers says ’’The Theme of this year’s celebration which is “Another 100 Years of Struggle for Jobs, Dignity and Social Justice in Nigeria” aligns with the vision and efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR to not only uplift the lots of the Nigerian worker, but also leave a legacy of a buoyant economy capable of creating a sustainable abundance for our people.
According to him, The uniqueness of this year’s event manifests eventfully in its co-incidence with the Centenary celebration of the International Labour Organization (ILO) which Nigeria proudly pioneered as the first Country Office in Africa sixty Years ago, in Lagos, 1959.
In his word ‘’While I sincerely salute the resilience of the nation’s workforce and its numerous contributions to national development, we owe plentiful accolades to the most labour-friendly President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who took practical steps to douse the restiveness in the labour force he inherited four years ago due to unpaid salaries and allowances. He released bailout funds at the State and Federal level, and capped it all with a New National Minimum Wage for the Nigerian working class in public and private sectors.’’
Dr Ngige says As we move to the Next Level, I have no doubt that things will get better.