Lagos – Kwara State Speaker and Member-Elect of the House of Representatives, Olawale Rotimi, pledged to contribute to the improvement of the welfare of workers during his term.
He said as an elected member of the House of Representatives, he would support bills and motions that would bring improvements in working conditions, safety in the work places and in wages for workers across the country.
"This is to ensure that workers enjoy the benefits of the system they labour very hard for,” he said in his presentation to mark International Workers’ Day on Friday.
He said as Nigeria marked the contributions of workers to the nation, he urged workers to be committed to their professions.
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“I urge workers across the nation to establish a more powerful desire for productivity in their respective work stations, embrace diligence, hardwork and sincerity of purpose by seeing their work stations as a means to serve Nigeria. If by working together over the years, we have been able to move Nigeria to this level, then we can take the nation to a greater height in the future,” said Rotimi.
He added, “As we mark this May Day, we must have it in mind that in striving for our goals as a nation, we must dispel the idea that change can come from government alone, while our people wait passively for delivery. Workers must be actively involved in changing Nigeria. Happy Workers' Day.”
International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is a celebration of workers and their contributions to their nations’ development.
“Today is remarkable across the world, today unites workers across the world in the spirit of service, particularly for their immense contributions to our nation and the world at large. The remarkable position they hold in our society makes them inseparable and worthy of excellent rewards in encouraging ways,” Rotimi said.
- CAJ News