- Lagos state speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, has commended the Nigerian workers for their resilience
- Obasa made the statement on Saturday, May 1, to commemorate this year's workers' day
- The speaker urged the workers to continue to keep being optimistic that the future is bright
The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has thanked Nigerian workers for having faith in the country's progress and helping to keep it strong.
Obasa, who was a former chairman of the conference of speakers of state legislatures in Nigeria, gave the commendation in a message to celebrate May Day with Nigerian workers on Saturday, May 1.
In a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele and sent to Legit.ng, the speaker said the workers in the country have shown over time that they believe in the country and what it can offer despite its current challenges.
Obasa urged the workers to continue to keep hope alive that the Nigeria of everybody's dream would be achieved.
"It is not a mistake that May 1 is dedicated to workers. In Nigeria, everyone understands the sacrifices made by the country's workers for the day-to-day existence of the population. These sacrifices come in different ways including in the form of hopes, dreams and prayers for a better country. To say these hopes have helped us positively in our journey so far is to say the least.
"I sincerely want to thank our workers at the Lagos state House of Assembly, those in the state's civil service and in Nigeria for their individual and collective contributions to the success of the legislative arm of government and the country. Today in Lagos, we are rated above the common standards of excellence but this is because of the efforts and contributions of our workers, not just to sustain the tempo, but to add that extra to their jobs.
"While I congratulate our workers both in Lagos state and in Nigeria, I urge them to continue to keep being optimistic that the future of our expectations will happen in our lifetime."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state House of Assembly asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take some bold steps including proper rejigging of the country's security architecture.
It was reported that the speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa noted that there was an urgent need for the president to address the security challenges facing the country with policies that should be friendly enough to attract foreign investments which would help create more employment for the youths.