President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, on its 40th Anniversary and used the opportunity to re-assure Nigerian workers that his administration will “work towards an inclusive economy that adequately caters for workers and their families.”
A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) said,
“On behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on its 40th anniversary.
“President Buhari joins all Nigerian workers, retirees and pensioners in celebrating the milestone of the vibrant labour union that has lived up to the expectations of its founding fathers by protecting the interest of the Nigerian worker through viable engagements with public and private sector employers.
“The President affirms that the NLC has burgeoned into a matured and focused umbrella for all workers in the last four decades by consistently projecting the voice of the workers, and negotiating a healthier position for them on the rungs of the Nigerian economy.
“At 40, President Buhari extols present and past leaderships of the NLC for their contributions to the development of the nation, which includes their historical struggle for the return of democratic governance, and penchant for always speaking the truth to those in power.
“The President re-assures all Nigerian workers that his administration will always work towards an inclusive economy that adequately caters for workers and their families, which has started with the ongoing review of the minimum wage.”
In another statement, also by Adesina, President Buhari congratulated celebrated movie producer, Tunde Kelani on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary.
The statement said: “President Muhammadu Buhari joins the media and entertainment industry in congratulating renowned movie producer, filmmaker and photographer, Tunde Kelani, on his 70th birthday.
“President Buhari felicitates with all family members, friends, professional colleagues and the teeming fans of the artiste, who started out as a journalist before mastering the art of storytelling through the stage and tube, and rising steadily to become one of Nigeria’s foremost directors and producers in Nollywood.
“The President commends Kelani’s uncanny story telling skills and his ability to breathe life into scripts and translate literature to movies, thereby enhancing understanding of the rich cultural heritage of the country and consistently updating the narrative of a unified and progressive nation.
“As the ace producer turns a septuagenarian, President Buhari believes the rising profile of the Nigerian film industry around the world testifies to the hard work, creativity and passion of artistes like Kelani, who toiled earnestly to attract global viewership, recognitions and awards.
“The President affirms that Kelani, through sacrifice, discipline and diligence, has contributed immensely to national development, especially his mentoring of younger Nigerians in the film industry.
“President Buhari prays that God will bless Kelani with good health and strength to continue in his noble trade.”