The minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has said that President Buhari is committed to improving the lot of Nigerian workers.
Nigige said also saluted workers for their resilience, despite the harsh economic conditions in the country.
The minister also called on workers to support the government’s change agenda and the fight against corruption.
According to The Nation, he said “The Federal Government is not unaware of the economic challenges facing Nigerian workers in the public, the private and informal sector of the economy. We appreciate your resilience and hope for better days ahead.
“May I use this occasion to appreciate Nigerian workers for their contributions to national development, unequivocal solidarity to the Change Agenda and the fight against corruption of the present administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Mr. President is committed to the enhancement of workers’ welfare, through programmes like the Federal Integrated Staff Housing Scheme (FISH), creation of enabling environment to stimulate the economy with the aim of improving the social-economic wellbeing of Nigeria in all sectors of the economy.
“As we celebrate today, I urge Nigerian workers not to relent in their support to the Change Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
May Day is also known as international workers’ day and it is always celebrated on the first day of May every year.