As Nigerian workers join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate workers day, the National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer AUDA-NEPAD/ APRM Nigeria Boss, princess Gloria Akobundu fsi have described workers as the engine that can propel the country in achieving it’s developmental objectives.
According to Akobundu, the combination of workers input both at the public and private sectors when properly harnessed will no doubt promote the desired development in country considering that the objective and mandate of every Ministry, Department and Agency (MDAs) as well as the private sector is improve the lot of the Nation
“The Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the public sector have their mandates targeting at development of the nation, but they can be better attained through renewed commitment by the entire work force.
“Similarly, for the growth of the nation, economic growth and societal development should not be left for the public sector alone. The private sectors should equally look beyond their incomes or profits only but should also show commitment towards the development of the common good of the nation.
“Nigeria and other nations around the world are facing challenges from the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic, economic meltdown, terrorism among others, but with patriotic zeal of the labour force, we can turn our challenges to opportunities for the nation.
“It doesn’t matter whether you are self-employed, private or public employee or employer, the task to uplift the nation is the responsibility of all citizens, ’’ she said.
Akobundu further added that patriotic labour by all workforce would fast track economic development and deepen good governance in the nation.
The AUDA-NEPAD Boss rejoice with the Country’s workforce in commemorating the 2022 Worker’s Day, urging them to continue to put the nation above any other interests.
She also commended the efforts of pensioners who have served with dignity and have now passed the baton of service to the current workers, while calling for greater commitment to duty by the current workforce.
It will be recalled that Akobundu-led AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria has been championing domestication and implementation of AU Agenda 2063`Africa We Want’ and Sustainable Development Goals 2030 of the United Nations, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Roadmap for a greater Nigeria.
The Agency is championing implementation of AUDA-NEPAD Initiative to Strengthen Smallholder Farmers Capabilities for land restoration amid COVID-19 Pandemic, also the Conduct of APRM Second Peer Review of Nigeria, leading to the compilation of Nigeria’s Second National Programme of Action (NPoA) to be launched by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The United Nations has set aside 1st of May every year as workers Day to celebrate dignity of labour among its member states.