Workers Day: Gov Sanwo-Olu assures labour of unwavering commitment to welfare

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has assured workers of his administration’s unwavering commitment to welfare in spite challenges faced.

Sanwo-Olu who gave the assurance on Monday at a May Day celebration in commemoration of the 2023 Workers Day pledged to continue to provide basic needs of citizens and the right kind of leadership anchored on transparency and accountability.

Workers Day also known as May Day is celebrated annually on May 1.

The 2023 edition has the theme: ‘’Workers Rights and Socio-Economic Justice’’.

The governor, represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat said: “We will continue to prioritise the payment of workers salaries and emoluments in addition to improving their welfare generally.

“On the contributory pensions scheme, we will resolve all outstanding issues affecting the welfare and service entitlement due to all workers.”

The governor, therefore, lauded workers commitment whose labour and heroics had powered the economy and brought prosperity to the land.

As the administration prepare to commence another tenure on May 29, Sanwo-Olu also called on all workers in Lagos State to join in resolve and determination to deliver greater and Impactful dividends of democracy to all.

“I look forward to your continued support as the Greater Lagos of our collective dream continues to rise.”

Similarly, the Head of Service, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, also assured that the administration would continue to meet its obligations and responsibilities as far as enforcing workers rights and socio-economic justice are concerned.

Consequently, Muri-Okunola also charged public servants in all sectors to re-energise themselves to promote the developmental agenda of the state government in a bid to achieve greater Lagos.

“I commend the Trade and Labour Unions in Lagos State for the mature manner in which they have been handling labour issues.

“I enjoin the labour leaders to continue to forge a relationship devoid of any hostility in order to achieve our individual goal as well as assit the state to achieve its dream of a functional, safe, secure and productive model mega city status,” he said.

It was a celebration of colours as various unions from both the public and private sectors were clad in different uniforms to be identified with.