The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello has said that Nigerian workers deserve to be adequately rewarded for the sweats of their brows and the strength of their fists.
Bello made this assertion in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Cosmos Uzodinma, on the 2018 May Day celebration.
According to the Minister, the ongoing efforts to review the salaries and wages of the Nigerian workers bear eloquent testimony of the recognition of your contributions to national development by the present government.
“Mr President led the way by inaugurating a 30 member Tripartite Committee to review and recommend a Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers.
“As I bring our felicitations, I would like to appeal to Labour to partner with government towards the successful implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the present government.
“Your support would be useful in meeting the objectives of the plan, which include: to diversify the economy, grow skills, create wealth, expand infrastructures, create jobs and ensure food security,’’ he said.
Bello expressed delight to convey the sincere felicitations of the Federal Capital Territory Administration and residents to Nigerian workers on the occasion of the 2018 Workers’ Day Celebrations.
He noted that the theme for the year which centres on “The Role of Labour in National Development: Dare to Struggle; Dare to Win,” was indeed very apt.
The Minister said the theme focus on national development, reflects the efforts of the present Administration to rebuild and restore the declining fortunes of the nation.
“In this project, the Nigerian labour, indeed, has a pivotal role to play.
“Right from the cradle of the Nigerian nation, no group has made more sacrifices and paid a greater price than the Nigerian worker.
“From among the Labour, we find the finest corps of citizens whose patriotic efforts drive our industries and social services.
Bello added that the Nigerian workers, men and women have been the ones who labour daily to run hospitals, schools and public utilities.
“You build and maintain our roads, protect lives and property and account for the prospecting, processing and management of our national resources,’’ he said.