May Day 2024: Lawmaker, Erondu Jnr Greets Nigerian Workers, Decries Poor Workers’ Welfare

May Day 2024: Lawmaker, Erondu Jnr Greets Nigerian Workers, Decries Poor Workers’ Welfare

The Chairman, House Committee on Public Service, Abia State House of Assembly (ABHA), Erondu Uchenna Erondu Jnr, has extended good wishes and greetings to all Nigerian workers on this year’s May Day 2024 celebration.

In a statement signed by his spokesperson, George Egejuru, and made available to newsmen, Erondu Jnr, described Nigerian workers as key drivers of development despite the difficulties and hardship they face.

In his words: “Unarguably, the Nigerian workers remain one of the most dedicated, resilient and hardworking in the world. They remain a key driver of the country’s multi-facet development.

“Despite challenges particularly on the economy, we celebrate Nigerian workers for staying positive and being a partner in nation-building as well as contributing towards efforts to take the country to its deserved heights.”

Erondu Jnr who also decried the poor remuneration of Nigerian workers, called for an upward review of workers wages.

He said that with the hyper inflation in the country, the current workers wages is no longer a living wage but a nightmare to the present economic realities.

“For instance, a Grade Level 10 Officer that earns about N67,000 monthly cannot afford a bag of local rice that is sold at N80,000 while other food commodities are also on the increase”, he explained.

He decried the workers condition in the country, calling on government at all levels to prioritize workers welfare, insisting that Nigerian workers are the main stay of the Nigerian economy.

The former chairman, Obingwa Local Government Area (LGA), also called on labour and trade unions in the country to continue ongoing dialogue with the government at all levels with the aim towards improving workers’ salaries and general welfare.

He wished Nigerian workers a memorable celebration.

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