Nigerian workers deserve to be celebrated – Omo-Agege

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has saluted the Nigerian workers on this year’s Workers’ Day celebration by declaring that they deserved to be celebrated.

Omo-Agege, who gave the commendation in a goodwill message in  Abuja Friday, said, “Despite the very challenging times we all face today, history will forever remember the  resilient spirit and dynamic roles of the Nigerian workers in the project of Nation building over the years.”

According to him, contributions of Nigerian workers to the growth and development of the country has been on since the pro-independence struggles till date.

Omo-Agege advised retiring workers with entrepreneurial capabilities to join others in exploring possibilities of starting business through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s N50 billion Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEISS) loans and those being offered by the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).

He said, “Few come close to the resilient spirit of Nigerian workers whose struggles, toils and sweat have contributed in no small way towards the building of this nation.

“The malevolent coronavirus pandemic has brought down nations and their economies, with serious negative implications for businesses and statistics on inflation and employment rates.

“Across the world today, many workers can no longer work because of this pandemic, many workers are trudging on heroically and indeed, many workers in the health and other sectors are working assiduously towards saving Nigeria from the ravaging effect of this global problem.”

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