Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has congratulated the Labour force in Nigeria on the 2021 International Workers’ Day.
Describing workers as critical stakeholders in nation building, the former governor acknowledged the contributions of workers to the social, economic and political development of the country.
While applauding their perseverance, patriotism selflessness and dedication to service, Kalu called on workers to uphold and sustain best global practices in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities.
In his goodwill message, the businessman-cum politician emphasized the importance of human capital development in national building.
Kalu said: “I join workers across the country to celebrate Labour day.
“Workers are the bedrock of any economy in view of their strategic importance in national development.
“In Nigeria, the labour force is made up of committed, productive, talented, patriotic and selfless individuals across all sectors of the economy.
“I acknowledge and celebrate the giant contributions of workers to the social, economic and political development of Nigeria.
“Workers have continually made sacrifices for Nigeria to grow and progress.
“ For any economy to be self sufficient, the welfare of workers must be a top priority in the policy thrust of government”.
The former governor called on employers of labour in the public and private sectors to provide good working conditions for employees, adding that workers in every organization should not be undermined.
Kalu felicitated with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other Labour affiliated bodies, adding that employees are the lifeline of an organization.