May Day: Omo-Agege hails Nigerian workers

….calls for more dedication and patriotism from all workers and labour unions

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has greeted workers on the 2021 commemoration of the International Workers’ Day.

In his message to mark this year’s Labour Day, Senator Omo-Agege described labour unions in Nigeria as partners in progress even as he applauded them for their understanding and support.

The Delta Central lawmaker called for more dedication and patriotism from all Workers and the labour unions.

He made the call in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga sent to Precise Post in Abuja.

According to him, “While workers across the world remain in constant battle with government and employers of labour over  demands for better conditons of service, in Nigeria, such confrontations have generally remained peaceful and dialogue has been a central issue for both government and labour leaders.

“As a progressive politician for whom national development, economic growth, job creation and people’s welfare matter most, I am aware of the enormous confronting government and workers.

“Yet we must sustain hope for a better tomorrow and work collectively towards overcoming lingering and building a better society.

“As one of those ancient Greek dramatists, Sophocles once said: ‘Without labour nothing prospers.’ I firmly believe that without a really productive labour force, no nation attain higher grounds.

“I salute our past and present labour leaders along with so many self-effacing patriots whose labour’s have contributed significantly towards sustaining our hopes for a better Nigeria,” he stated.

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