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“Nigerian workers deserve better pay” – CAN tells Tinubu

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised the Bola Tinubu-led federal government to implement policies that will protect the rights of workers in the country.

This was contained in a statement released by Archbishop Daniel Okoh, the President of CAN, on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

The statement reads: “As Nigeria commemorates Workers’ Day, the national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) joins millions of workers across the country in celebrating their hard work and dedication to the success of our nation.

“Today, we honour the tireless efforts and sacrifices of our workers, who serve as the backbone of our economy, keeping our industries, healthcare, education, and communities running smoothly.

“While we celebrate, we must also acknowledge the many challenges workers face in Nigeria. Many struggle to make ends meet due to low wages, poor working conditions, and lack of support. They face long working hours, exploitation, and limited access to education and healthcare. We urge the government and employers to put workers’ welfare first and address these issues urgently.

“As a nation, we must recognise the value of hard work and ensure our workers are treated fairly, with justice and respect. We must strive to create a fairer society where every worker is valued and supported. This means access to decent wages, safe working conditions, and comprehensive support.

“We call on the government to implement policies that protect workers’ rights, improve working conditions, and provide a strong safety net for all workers. We urge employers to prioritise their employees’ well-being and treat them with dignity and respect. Let us work together to build a Nigeria where every worker is empowered, valued, and treated with the respect they deserve.”

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