The Nigerian Labour Congress has called on workers to be more diligent and dedicated in their services to humanity as they await the thirty thousand naira minimum wage which would commence in May.
The Kaduna State Chairman of the Congress, Comrade Ayuba Sulaiman, made the call at the Pre-May Day lecture held in Kaduna. He said that the lecture was organised to mobilise workers towards the celebration of the international Workers Day and also enlighten them on the importance of the day to organised labour and working class.
According to him, during the May-Day celebration, workers offer solidarity to the cause of social justice, freedom of expression, human right, rule of law and democracy as well as present their grievances, needs and agitations to the political class.
While speaking, the lead presenter at the event, Mr Isah Aremu, said the importance of unity among workers could not be overemphasized, adding that it is only through unity that their needs would be met by the government.
Aremu commended the NLC for fighting for the new minimum wage which according to him was the fifth in the country, saying it was only achieved through the unity of workers.