President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian workers of job security amidst fears of possible job losses due to ongoing coronavirus, COVID19 pandemic, even as he appreciated workers for the way they conducted themselves notwithstanding the difficulties of the time.
Buhari who spoke through a Zoom meeting of leaders of organised labour on Friday and was represented by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, extended his good wishes and solidarity to the workers on the occasion of the May Day celebration.
A statement by the media aide to the Minister, Emmanuel Nzomiwu, said:-
“The President has shown his appreciation to you for the way you have conducted yourselves in spite of the deleterious effects of this COVID-19 situation. He has extended his gratitude to the Nigerian workers for the way you have fought this corona virus.”
Reacting to fears of possible job losses as a result of COVID-19, the labour minister allayed the fears, saying government and social partners would look at the four-pillar policy responses, laid out by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) “which are human-centred and built on global solidarity.”