Dr Joe Okei Odumakin has described Nigerian workers, as the lifeline of the Nigerian economy and the greatest asset required by Nigeria, to attain its desired level of productivity, as a Nation. Dr Odumakin, made the statement, during her Special Address at this year Worker’s Day celebration, jointly organised by the Lagos State chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
She lauded the resilience of Nigerian workers. She further stated, that the Labour Movement, must join efforts towards ensuring Restructuring of the country, which she said, remains the only viable option towards redirecting the country, from a monolithic economy, to one, which encourages diversification and gives power to the federating units, to explore mineral resources and other available opportunities, thereby creating more jobs and increasing productivity. While commending the Lagos State
Government, for the regular and prompt payment of workers in the State’s Civil service urged the FG to implement the 56,500 minimum wage. She also called on Nigerian workers, to see their participation in the forthcoming elections, as a priority. She urged all workers to get their permanent voters cards and take the Centre stage, in determining how the country is governed henceforth.