Worker’s Day: Read Saraki and Orji Kalu’s message to Nigerian workers


It’s worker’s day today in Nigeria and in many countries in the world. This day is celebrated every May 1st.

Read Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki and senator-elect Orji Uzor Kalu’s message to Nigerian workers below:

Saraki’s Message:

“In view of the recent signing into law of a new minimum wage of N30,000.

“No nation can develop without a virile and agile workforce.

“It is trite to say that workers are the mainstay of our nation’s economy, since no policy of government, no matter how remote, will succeed without the commitment and collaboration of workers saddled with implementation.

“Having interacted with Nigerian workers and their leadership times without number, I can say without fear of contradiction that the nation’s workforce is among the best in the continent.

“All that is left is to adequately harness their abundant talents and spirit of patriotism to further improve on the nation’s economic and political development through timely and adequate motivation, training and retraining,” he said.

Saraki advised the public sector, “to work to ensure that the country realized her potentials.

“It should eliminate tardiness, increase the level of discipline and strive to provide enabling environment for the private sector to thrive with the resultant broadening of the scope of national prosperity.”

Orji Uzor-kalu’s message:

“As we mark this year’s labour day, the Nigerian workers deserve to be acknowledged, celebrated and appreciated for their efforts in building a prosperous nation.

“The labour force in Nigeria is a key component of the country and as such must be supported to promote sustainable growth and development.

“Nigeria cannot be prosperous if the workers are not carried along in governance and other endeavours.

“Government must implement policies that will guarantee welfare of workers.

“As we live in a dynamic world, the capacity of workers must be continually built. Knowledge is key for growth and sustainable development.

“The right people with the right skills are needed for a productive economy.”