TO THE NIGERIAN WORKERS ON WORKERS’ DAY,LET US KEEP HOPE ALIVE AND RE-COMMIT OURSEVES TO THE IDEALS OF SERVICE.
On behalf of myself, my family and the good people of Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa State,may I felicitate with all Nigerian workers on this occasion of the celebration of the Workers’ Day for the year 2019.
There is no doubt, whatsoever, that the Nigerian worker has over the past years kept faith in his work and in the service of our fatherland; sometimes, amidst salaries and wages that are often not commensurate with his daily toils. He has also continued to receive take-home pay that hardly takes him home at the end of the day.
An occasion like today provides us with a rare opportunity to salute the commitment, resilience and perseverance of the Nigerian worker,knowing that,in spite of his meagre income in the face of skyrocketing food prices,tuition and rent,he has continued to nudge on in life in the hope of better days.
I join all men and women of goodwill to congratulate our workers on this day’s celebration and to inform that,for us as a country, there are strong signs of better days ahead for the Nigerian worker. With the signing into law of the National Minimum Wage by our dear President, it will,more or less,ensure better earnings for our workers across boards and go a long way at criminalising all the sharp and shady practices that go on in several workplaces and establishments to financially hold the worker down.
While I commend the action of Mr President at signing the National Minimum Wage Bill into law,I urge our States and other private establishments to feel the pulse of the Buhari Administration and make good the new deal for our workers.
Finally,I urge Nigerian workers to keep faith alive and to recommit themselves to the ideals and ethos of quality service-delivery. This is in order to justify the renewed confidence that the government and,indeed,the people repose in them.
Once more,I congratulate all Nigerian workers on the celebration of this day and pledge my humble solidarity with them at all times.
Long Live our dear country!
Long Live Nigeria Labour Congress!!
Long Live Nigerians!!!
Hon.Yusuf Buba Yakub
Member Representing Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency and Aspirant to the Speakership of the House of Representatives.