NHRC charges FG to alleviate workers suffering 

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, SAN, has bemoaned the plight of the Nigerian workers, calling for improved  working conditions while alleviating  their sufferings.

He made this call during the 2024 International Workers Day, urging relevant authorities to seek improvement in the existing working conditions of Nigerian workers. 

According to a press statement issued by the Director Corporate Affairs and External Linkages of NHRC, Obinna Nwakonye, Ojukwu said the essential role played by workers in shaping societies and economies globally cannot be overemphasized. 

The NHRC helmsman made known that the 2024  international day of workers underscored the resilience, dedication and sacrifice of the Nigerian workers, particularly in the face of unprecedented high cost of living.

The Nigeria chief rights officer reaffirmed the commission’s position, stating that ” the NHRC remains unwavering in its commitment to advocating for the rights of all Nigerians, including workers.”

Ojukwu urged the government to consider the widespread agitation for wage increase and to equally address other areas such  as  high cost of goods,  poor power supply, transportation,  healthcare, insecurity and others. 

He further noted that, aside from ensuring that workers enjoy fair wages, safe working conditions, combating discrimination and exploitation of workers, the Commission remains dedicated in creating a comfortable environment where all workers will be treated with respect and dignity.