- The APC has urged Nigerian workers to prepare for the post COVID-19 era
- The party gave the advice in its message to the workers on the occasion of the 2020 International Workers’ Day
- The deadly coronavirus pandemic has kept economies across the world, including Nigeria, locked down
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has sent warm felicitations to Nigerian workers on the 2020 commemoration of the International Workers’ Day.
This year's International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, comes at a time the world is combating the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has kept economies across the world locked down.
APC spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement, noted that the long-term consequences of the pandemic “will reshape our work culture, ways of doing business, provision of services and new opportunities.”
“We enjoin Nigerian workers to use the lockdown to equip themselves with information and skills that will enable them productively function in the changing global work culture and tap into opportunities that the eventual and gradual easing of the lockdown will bring,” the ruling party stated
The party acknowledged the efforts of the Nigerian workers in the task of nation-building, assuring them that the federal government would continue to prioritise their welfare.
“The APC also assures that President Muhammadu Buhari is putting all necessary measures in place to ensure that workers and, indeed, all Nigerians are not negatively impacted from the economic effects of the pandemic now and in the future.
“The various economic stabilisation policies by the government and the establishment of the economic sustainability committee by the resident, which is headed by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is a clear demonstration of the seriousness the federal government attaches to the well-being of Nigerian workers in particular, and Nigerians in general.
“We urge workers not to relent in their support for this administration as we battle COVID-19, in addition to getting the nation's economy back on its trajectory of growth as quickly as possible,” the party said.
Meanwhile, the federal government has assured civil servants that the rationalisation of government agencies won't lead to job losses.
The government's clarification was made after fear gripped civil servants over comments by the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the commencement of the initiative.
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