Speaker of the House of Representative, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Saturday said the government will continue to prioritise the welfare of workers across the country.
The speaker made the comment through a Workers’ Day statement signed by his spokesman, Lanre Lasisi.
According to the statement, Gbajabiamila “paid glowing tributes to Nigerian workers on this year’s Workers’ Day.”
The speaker acknowledged that Nigerian workers are worthy of being celebrated as the Nigerian system remains stable due to their dedication and sacrifices.
“The Speaker was particularly elated by the resilience of Nigerian workers, whom he described as the bedrock of the society,” the statement added.
“He said the 9th House of Representatives remains committed to improving the working conditions of workers through legislative interventions.
“The speaker called on workers to continue to give their best to the country, even as government must keep its side of the bargain to the workers.”
Recall that For the second time in two weeks, the legislative aides on Wednesday had staged a peaceful protest, singing and demanding immediate payment of their salaries.
However, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has not responded to the demands of the legislative aides.
“I believe that every labourer should be paid his wages. We are looking into it. While these things can be protracted, not paying wages for 2019 is inexcusable, ” he had said.
“We will look into it. I will just ask that you be patient. We plead for your understanding. We know there are financial constraints but one thing I know is this will be resolved amicably and your arrears will be paid.
“We appreciate you for bringing these demand to our attention and we will attend to it accordingly.”