Today (Tuesday) is the first day in the month of May. But it is also a day to celebrate every worker all over the world. And Nigeria’s government has used the opportunity to promise improved welfare to Nigerian workers.

On the eve of the International Workers’ Day, Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, pledged federal government’s commitment to enhance workers’ welfare and prosperity for all citizens in the country.

In a statement signed by Mr Samuel Olowookere, Director of Press in the ministry to mark the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration, Ngige said that workers should use the occasion to reminisce on the positive outcomes of the labour’s struggle for a better working conditions and decent work environment.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration places a lot of premium on the welfare of workers and all citizenry and has done so in very transparent manner.

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“Our openness is to provide enough window for all Nigerians to appreciate the state of the nation and the efforts of the government.

“Our modest achievement in creating equable condition for job security and improved welfare for workers.

“This is as evident in the fact that no Federal civil or public servant has lost his or her job in the last three years of the administration despite economic downturn.

“This is as well as the ongoing effort to give effect to a new national minimum wage easily bear out Federal Government’s commitment to the upliftment of the workforce.

“This year’s celebration therefore presents an opportunity for a collective reflection on the contributions of the labour movement to national growth.

“We should also reflect on the steadfastness of the Buhari administration to the welfare of workers on the other,‘’ he said.

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