Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, has congratulated the labour force in Adamawa and Nigeria on the 2021 International Workers’ Day.
Fintiri in a statement issued by his media aide, Solomon Kumanger on Friday in Yola, described Adamawa workers as critical stakeholders in state-building.
The governor acknowledged the contributions of workers to the social, economic and political development of Adamawa state since its creation.
Fintiri, who applauded their perseverance, patriotism selflessness and dedication to service, called on workers to uphold and sustain best global practices in discharging their duties and responsibilities.
“I join Adamawa workers to celebrate Labour Day.
“Workers are the bedrock of any economy in view of their strategic importance in national development.
“In Adamawa, the labour force is made up of committed, productive, talented, patriotic and selfless individuals across all sectors of the economy.
“I acknowledge and celebrate the giant contributions of workers to the social, economic and political development of Adamawa and Nigeria.
“Workers have continually made sacrifices for Adamawa to grow and progress.
“For any economy to be self-sufficient, the welfare of workers must be a top priority in the policy thrust of government,’’ he said.
Fintiri felicitated with the Nigeria Labour (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other labour affiliated bodies, saying that employees are the lifeline of any organisation.