May Day: Workers driving economy – Saraki


May Day: Workers driving economy – Saraki
President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has described Nigerian workers as “the life blood and driving force” of the country’s development due to their invaluable contributions.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja to mark the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration, Saraki lauded the resilience and commitment of workers in both the formal and informal sectors, describing their contributions to the economy as priceless.
He said, “From the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises that contribute over 47 per cent to our Gross Domestic Product to the civil servants who are the driving force behind our government, all the way to the unregistered business owners who work to make a living for themselves and their families, every Nigerian worker in both the formal and informal sectors makes a priceless contribution to the sustainability of our nation.
“As we mark this year’s Workers’ Day, all Nigerian workers should be proud that their significant contributions keep this nation moving forward — as they are the lifeblood of our country, an integral part of the fabric that makes up our society.”
Saraki also said the Senate would continue to work towards establishing and enhancing all legislations that would guarantee the safety and well-being of Nigerian workers. He also emphasised the need for governments across all levels and participants in the private sector to work towards ensuring that “our workers receive their salaries and pensions as and when due while necessary periodic training should be availed them to make workers competitive in a changing world.”

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