The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and several Bar Leaders including the immediate past NBA General Secretary, Mr. Jonathan Taidi have hailed Nigerian workers on the occasion of International Workers’ Day.
In separate messages to herald the workers’ anniversary, the Bar Leaders applauded the industry of Nigerian workers, urging them not to relent in boosting national productivity and fostering national cohesion.
Below are the statements.
WORKERS DAY 2022: NBA CELEBRATES NIGERIAN WORKERS
The wealth, growth and progress of any Nation, institution or establishment rests on the labour force. The International Workers day provides an opportunity to appreciate members of this “growth propelling force” for their immense contributions. It is also an opportune moment of introspection to reflect on the timeless values of hard work, the dignity of labour; and the need for adequate attention to be paid to the rights and welfare of our workers by the government and all relevant stakeholders.
On the occasion of this year’s International Workers day celebration, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olumide Akpata, on behalf of the Association celebrates the Nigerian Labour force, as well as workers all over the world. The NBA calls on the government to make more deliberate interventions to ensure the elevation of the status of the average worker, by addressing all labour-related issues that have altogether negatively impacted our national growth and productivity.
Happy Workers’ Day
Dr. Rapulu Nduka
Nigerian Bar Association
‘GIVE MORE ATTENTION TO WORKERS’ WELFARE, WORK ENVIRONMENT’ – TAIDI
Nigerian workers have joined others around the world to mark Labour Day in recognition of the vital role workers play in nation building, a day which symbolises the dignity of labour, and the struggles of workers and their pride in their work.
I felicitate with our distinguished colleagues on this occasion and hope that greater attention is given to the welfare, well-being and the work environment by government and employers of labour – which will in no small measure guarantee efficiency.
In particular, those in authority should use this occasion to resolve the needless industrial action by various labour unions that have stagnated various vital sectors. Indeed, there is no alternative to ensuring the provision of work tools, bonafide entitlements, welfare needs and general well-being of workers by whatever name called.
JONATHAN GUNU TAIDI, ESQ.
YOUR LABOURS SHALL NOT BE IN VAIN, SAYS GERALD ABONYI
Today is the beginning of a New Month.
It is a day set aside to celebrate the indefatigability and resourcefulness of workers
all over the world.
Congratulations to Nigeria workers.
Your labours shall not be in vain.
Happy Worker’s Day. Happy New Month.
DR. GERALD ABONYI
‘LAWYERS ARE EXTRAORDINARY BREED OF WORKERS’ – MAXIMUS UGWUOKE
I wish to extend my heartfelt greeting to all workers in Nigeria particularly Nigerian Lawyers. Lawyers in Nigeria are special breed carved out as ministers in the temple of Justice.
Elbert Hubbard, American writer (1856-1915) once said “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man”. To this I add that the members of the Nigeria bar are extraordinary gentlemen and no machine can do the works they do in their practice areas.
In their daily strives to meet the demands of the profession, I urge them to be conscious of their health and the stress associated with their works. The health and happiness of all Nigerian lawyers are topnotch in the Hakuna Matata regime of the NBA of my dream and this is encapsulated in the trending mantra and slogan ‘ Maximus for Maximum Welfare’ which I stand for.
Welcome to the month of May and happy workers’ day.
IKECHUKWU MAXIMUS UGWUOKE ESQ
(aka. Hakuna Matata)
Former Social Secretary, NBA Enugu Branch
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