Workers’ Day: TUC Deputy National President, Alakija felicitates with Nigerian workers

By Our Correspondent, 1st May, 2024

The Deputy National President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Samusedeen Kayode Alakija has extended its good wishes and greetings to all Nigerian workers on this year’s May Day celebration.

Workers’ Day in Nigeria, also known as May Day or Labour Day, is also a public holiday in many countries worldwide, but the date varies across countries.

Comrade Alakija who is also the President of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) in his goodwill message to Nigerian workers on this year’s Workers’ Day commended the resilience of the Nigerian workers while urging the government on the implementation of minimum wage that commensurate with the economic reality of the country

His words: ” The Nigerian workers remain one of the most dedicated, resilient and hardworking in the world. They remain a key driver of the country’s multi-facet development and the welfare should be priotized”.

The TUC Deputy National President added that despite challenges particularly on the economy, he celebrates Nigerian workers for staying positive and being a partner in nation-building.

“There can be no economic growth without the contribution of workers and there can be no national development without economic development,”

He called on workers to continue to put in their best in any sector they find themselves, stating that their efforts shall never be in vain.

Comrade Alakija enjoined President Tinubu led federal government to be alive to its responsibility saying Nigerian workers can’t continue to groan in pains and working under pressured conditions.

He lamented current fuel scarcity in the country asking government at both states and federal levels to do something urgently to ameliorate the suffering of Nigerians.

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