May Day: Saraki, Ayade, Akeredolu, Ajimobi, Dickson, Obaseki Hail Workers
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has hailed the Nigerian workers on the commemoration of the 2017 May Day.
Saraki, in a statement on Sunday by his Special Adviser, Media and
Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Nigerian workers as “the life
blood and driving force” of the country’s development, promising that
the Senate would continue to work towards passing and enhancing
legislation that would guarantee their safety and well-being.
“On our part, the Nigerian Senate will continue to partner the Nigerian
workers to enact legislation that will guarantee that they get their
dues at the appropriate time, that their safety and well-being in the
workplace are reassured,” Saraki said.
Also, in commemoration of the 2017 May Day, the Cross River State
Government says it has already paid the May salaries, stating that
workers in the state had started getting payment alerts as from April
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, and his counterparts in
Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, and Edo
State, Godwin Obaseki, in separate goodwill messages on Sunday praised
workers in their respective states, pledging commitment to their
Akeredolu, in a message through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Segun
Ajiboye, hailed the resilience and the undying spirit of Ondo State
workers especially in the face of tough economic challenges confronting
He said he would always be committed to the welfare of the civil
servants in the state but urged them to shun idleness and corruption.
The Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi, in a message through his Special
Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, said he
identified with the workers and shared in the pains they endured,
promising that he would make necessary efforts to ensure payment of
their four months’ salary arrears.
Ajimobi urged the workers to continue to put in their best and to key
into the state government’s reform agenda aimed at enhancing
productivity and the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.
In the same vein, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Dickson, pledged
improved welfare for workers and prompt payment of their salaries within
the resources available to the government.
In a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel
Iworiso-Markson, Dickson, however, advised the workers to remain
He urged the workers to accept the challenges they had to face in the
verification exercise embarked upon by his government, explaining that
it was aimed at sanitising the system and fishing out those who had
derailed from the ideals of the civil service.
On his own part, the Edo State Governor, Obaseki, said he had already
put measures in place to sustain or continue to improve on worker’s
welfare in the state.
Obaseki said this in his May Day message issued through his Chief Press Secretary, John Mayaki.
He commended the workers for their role in nation building, noting that
this year’s May Day celebration underscored their contributions towards
ensuring an economically-viable and stable society.
Meanwhile, workers in Ekiti State have said they will today confer
Governor Ayodele Fayose with “the Comrade Governor Award” to mark this
year’s May Day celebration.
The state chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Mr. Ade Adesanmi,
said the honour was a decoration for the “workers-friendly governor.”