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May Day: Kalejaiye commends resilience, tenacity of workers

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May Day: Kalejaiye commends resilience, tenacity of workers


The traditional ruler of Otumara community in the Lagos Mainland of Lagos State, High Chief Kehinde Kalejaiye has commended Nigerian workers for their resilience and tenacity in the face of unprecedented economic challenges.

Kalejaiye gave the commendation in his congratulatory message to workers’ on the occasion of this year’s Worker’s Day.

According to him, the living conditions of Nigerian workers is at the lowest ebb compared to their counterpart around the world.

He stated that Nigerians workers are going through a tough time, saying that their monthly take-homes are not enough to carter for their domestic needs.

He urged the government and private employers to prioritise the welfare of their workers to enhance productivity and efficient service delivery.

He said, “On this year’s Workers’ Day, I extend my warmest greetings to all workers in Nigeria and beyond.

I commend your sacrifice, perseverance and resilience. Your hard work, dedication, and contributions to the growth and development of the country are immeasurable.

I join the world to celebrate your achievements and sacrifices. May you never labour in vain. Having said this, I want to urge the Federal and State governments to be alive to the welfare of Nigerian workers.

They are the fulcrum on which the country’s economy lies. I therefore urged the government and other employers of labour to create a conducive work environment that promotes the well-being and prosperity of all workers.

Also, I want to urge the government to bequeath a living wage to workers. Gone are the days when it is said that the reward for labour is in heaven, let workers reap the reward for their labour while on earth.”

He appealed to President Bola Tinubu and the management of the NNPCL to end the fuel scarcity that has compounded the hardship of the workers.

He said, “For days, the hardship of Nigerian workers has been compounded by the fuel scarcity which continues to linger. This scarcity has continued to strained the meagre income of workers as prices of commodities and transport fares have doubled.

Many are homeless, unable to feed and take care of their families. So I implore the government to improve on workers salaries and prioritise their welfare. Once again, congratulation Nigerian workers.”

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