As Nigerian workers joins the rest of their counterpart across the world to commemorate the 2021 edition of the International workers day, president Mohammadu Buhari has restated his administrations commitment to decent work places . The President made the assurance at the ceremony to commemorate the day at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Represented by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the President said irrespective of the hitches caused by the COVID 19 pandemic,a factor responsible for Socio- economic Crisis among nations of the world including Nigeria, the federal government remains resolute to inclusive and sustainable development that is anchored on decent work initiative. He disclosed plans to explore relevant conventions of the International labour organisation for poverty alleviation purposes. Meanwhile, in their solidarity messages to the Nigerian workers, the nation’s labour centres lamented the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the work class indicating that no fewer than 27million Nigerians fell headlong into poverty. The labour Centres further criticized attempt’s by the legislature and state governments to to review the national minimum wage act under the guise of restructuring. The theme of the 2021 May Day Celebration is ” COVID19 Pandemic Social and Economic Crisis: Challenges for Decent Jobs Social Protection and People’s Welfare”.
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