May Day: Nigerian Workers deserve better deal - Osogbo-born Professionals

By Nofisat Marindoti, Osogbo

A group of Osogbo-Born professionals under the Umbrella of Osogbo Affairs has posited that as a mark of this year's May Day (Workers' day), the government should offer Nigerian workers better deal.

The message contained in a statement jointly signed by Conveners of the group, Prince Hameed Oyegbade and Mr Rasheed Bolarinwa, emphasised the roles of workers in nation building and the need for them to be well appreciated at all times.

The group also stated the need for government at all levels to invest in the welfare of Workers as the life-blood and driving force of the nation’s development, if Nigeria as a country must come out of its present predicament.

While commending the resilience and commitment of Nigerian workers in both formal and informal sectors, especially in the face of the country's current economic woes, Osun Affairs urged the federal and state governments to design polices aimed at making lives more bearable for the workers.

The statement reads in part, "The efforts of Nigerian workers towards the development of Nigeria as a country, can never be overemphasized or underestimated.''

''Considering the current situation of the country and the hardship being faced by every worker, it is pertinent and equally necessary for government at all levels, to not only accord them the deserved honor and recognition, but also, always make payment of their entitlements on time''.

"This is just as Nigerian workers must also not relent in their efforts to contribute robustly to the growth of the nation through improved and optimised productivity.

''We thereby congratulate the Nigerian workers on the celebration of this year's May Day. It is our prayer that their contribution and labour will not be in vain."