Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has declared that his administration will motivate the workers in the territory to give their best for the development of the city.
In his goodwill message to all workers in the territory today, May 1, on the occasion of the 2021 Workers’ Day celebration, reassured the workers of his commitment to the promotion of the welfare and wellbeing being of the workers, even as he called for their cooperation and dedication to service.
Muhammad Bello assured that the FCT Administration will take all necessary steps to ensure workers would be able to deliver the best possible services to the residents of the territory.
The minister noted that the city in particular, and the nation in general, cannot reach its full potentials without a committed, dedicated and patriotic workforce
He advised trade union leaders to work with the government and embrace dialogue in settling trade disagreements, even as acknowledged the role played by workers in the development of FCT over the years and saluted the efforts of the pioneer workers who made the sacrifices that were essential in laying the foundation of what has grown to become a beautiful capital city.
The minister applauded the efforts of all the frontline and essential workers who worked tirelessly over the last one year as the nation fought the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I acknowledge and applaud the efforts of all the frontline health workers comprising of the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory officers, cleaners, drivers, administrative officers and all others who risked it all so that the rest of us are safe”.
“I salute also, the other essential workers who functioned in public utility organisations such as electricity, water supply, telecommunications, environmental sanitation and not forgetting our security operatives.”
The Minister paid tribute to those who lost their lives while fighting the pandemic and prayed that they rest in peace, even as he called on members of the public not to be complacent because the pandemic is not yet over.
He further advised that they should continue to observe all non-pharmaceutical protocols and prevent the spread of the disease.
According to him, preventing the spread of COVID-19 will honour the memory of the workers who had paid the ultimate price while fighting the pandemic.