The federal Government has assured Nigerian workers that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to uplifting the lives of Nigerian workers and leaving behind a legacy of service and a buoyant economy.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige disclosed this in a message to workers in a statement to commemorate the 2019 Workers’ Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday.
Ngige said it was due to the president’s resolve to better the lives of Nigerian workers that he gave states bailout to pay salary and pension of their workers.
He also said the president is determined to fashion an economy capable of creating sustainable abundance for the people.
Ngige said the uniqueness of the 2019 workers celebration coincided with the centenary celebration of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which Nigeria proudly pioneered as the first Country Office in Africa, Lagos, in 1959.
He, therefore, commended the resilience of the nation’s workforce and their numerous contributions to national development.