The federal government, on Monday, April 29, declared Wednesday, May 1, public holiday in honour of the country’s civil servants who would be celebrating the 2019 Workers’ Day.
Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, the interior minister of the country, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement released in Abuja by Georgina Ehuriah, a permanent secretary.
The minister congratulated Nigerian workers for remaining committed and for their sacrifice in relation to building a greater Nigeria just as he commended them for making effort to ensure the full implementation of the policies and programmes of government.
He urged the workers to continue to support government’s effort at re-positioning the economy and moving it to the ‘Next Level’.
He wished the workers a successful May Day celebration.
Legit.ng eearlier reported how the governors of Ekiti (Kayode Fayemi), Ondo (Rotimi Akeredolu), Kwara (Abdulfatah Ahmed) and Benue (Samuel Ortom) recently assured workers in their states of their readiness to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage.
They made the disclosure at different fora on Thursday, April 26.
Fayemi, speaking at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) delegates’ donference in Ado-Ekiti, said the welfare of the workers had always been his concern.
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The governor, who was represented by his chief of staff, Biodun Omoleye, asserted that his government would pay the new minimum wage for effective and efficient service delivery.
However, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state earlier declared that 95% of states in the country cannot pay the proposed N30,000 minimum wage to workers.
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