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Senate Committe head lauds workers on May Day

01 May 2015, 13:56Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity, paid tribute to local workers for contributions made to the growth of the country.

Nigeria marked International Workers’ Day on Friday amid the country attaining the tag as the biggest economy in the continent.

“Nigerian workers have formed a formidable force in the growth of our nation with their commitment to duty. I salute the courage and appreciate the immense contributions they have made. And as Nigerian Workers mark the workers day they must be proud of their contributions,” Tinubu said in his Workers’ Day presentation.

He said as the nation shared and rejoiced with workers for the hard work, patience and patriotism, it was his resolve as member of the seventh Senate and Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity to work to ensure that the Nigerian worker was adequately remunerated and their welfare maintained.

Tinubu said he would continue to advocate for adequate protection of the Nigerian worker against industrial hazards.

“In spite the of threats and dangers workers face in the discharge of their national duties and the erroneous security challenges that has crippled our economy over the years due to bad leadership, our worker have remained dedicated and undaunted to the position of government and senate.”

Tinubu said the seventh Senate had passed into law legislations intended to encourage, protect and improve the welfare of workers as well as sustaining the standard of the workers.

He mentioned these as the national Minimum Wage Act and the Nigerian Workers Safety Bills were among the legislations.

“This I hope would be sustained as we usher in a new era of democratic dispensation,” the legislator said. 

- CAJ News

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