Abari, in a goodwill message to Nigerian workers to mark the 2020 Workers Day, said the need for such commitment has further been underlined by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Workers need to be more committed to their duties in order to achieve greater productivity that would be required to re-activate the economy after COVID-19,’’ he urged in a statement signed by the agency’s Head of Press Unit, Mr Paul Odenyi.
“The full strength, energy and initiative of the working class would be required to be able to return the Nigerian economy to its normal level and even ensure growth in the near future.
“So, whether working from the office or from home, Nigerian workers should bring their expertise to bear in their various organisations and industries to ensure the eradication of the virus in our country.”
Abari also urged Nigerian workers to justify the confidence reposed in them and the goodwill shown to them by President Muhammadu Buhari in the recent implementation of the new minimum wage.
“They can do this by rising to the occasion at this time when the nation needs them most.’’
Abari, while saluting the doggedness and sacrifice of medical personnel and other frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, said the disease could only be contained in Nigeria by Nigerians.
“In the days ahead, the current situation will call for greater sacrifice and dedication from Nigerian workers to whom our dear nation has given a lot.
“There is no better time to manifest our patriotism as workers than in these difficult times.
“As we pay our respects to workers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty fighting COVID-19, we also pray for their repose and the consolation of their families.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi) (NAN)