The Senator-Elect for Oyo South Senatorial district, Chief Sharafadeen Alli on Monday eulogised the teeming workers in the Senatorial district as they join their counterparts across the State and Nigerian nation to observe this year’s May Day celebration.
Alli, the Maye Balogun of Ibadanland in a press statement by his media aide, Ayodele Adedokun commended the workers’ resilience and indomitable spirit in the task of nation building and better service delivery to our citizenry.
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State and former Secretary to the State Government said Nigerian workers and pensioners are among the best crop of our people because ‘they sacrifice a lot to ensure quality lives for our people despite the meagre wages and lackadaisical attitude of those in authority to their plight.’
Sharafadeen Alli said it is high time Nigerian leaders; government officials and those in the private sectors of the nation’s economy, formulated policies that would make living wage abundance for our compatriots celebrating 2023 May Day.
He hinged his position on the ever-changing economic activities and the lack of commensurate salary package and its associated welfare and fringe benefits that are not people-centered and lacking global standards of what a take home of an average worker should be.
Alli promised that he would use his new position to join forces with other National Assembly members to ensure that the incoming administration prioritises workers’ welfare like never experienced before.
He, therefore, tasked the workers to continue to be more patriotic; give their best while on duty posts and ensure that they contribute their quota in the task of revamping the nation’s economy so as to collectively salvage the ship of Nigerian nation from avoidable wreck in line with the promise made by the Nigerian President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.