May Day: Workers are country’s engine of development – AU

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The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, has described workers in the country as the engine room that can drive the country toward achieving her desired development objectives.

Princess Gloria Akobundu, Chief Executive Officer, AUDA-NEPAD, said this in a statement through her media assistant, Mr Abolade Ogundimu, in Abuja on Sunday.

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Akobundu said that workers input both at the public and private sectors when properly harnessed would promote the desired development in country.

She said that the patriotic labour by all workforce would also deepen good governance in the country.

”The Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the public sector have their mandates targeting at development of the nation, but they can be better attained through renewed commitment by the entire work force.

”’Economic growth and societal development should not be left for the public sector alone.

”The private sectors should equally look beyond their incomes or profits.

”They should also show commitment towards the development of the common good of the country.

“Nigeria and other nations around the world are facing challenges from the impact of COVID-19, economic meltdown among others, but with patriotic zeal of the labour force, we can turn our challenges to opportunities.

”It does not matter whether you are self-employed, private or public employee or employer, the task to uplift the country is the responsibility of all citizens,’’ she said.

Akobundu congratulated workers and urged them to continue to put the interest of the country first.

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