Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye has urged Nigerians to be hopeful that the country would come out stronger from challenges of insurgency and banditry.
Owoeye disclosed this in a statement on Saturday to celebrate Workers’ Day, said the storm the country was facing would soon be over.
He commended workers in Osun and Nigeria for contributing their quota to the overall development and progress of the nation.
He said that May Day was not just to commemorate workers’ struggle for emancipation, but also to admonish and encourage them to take work seriously.
He said the steadfastness of workers and belief in the entity called Nigeria would help go a long way in overcoming the harsh economic situation the country was witnessing.
He, however, said Nigerian workers must be patriotic with the belief that the country would survive the insecurity plaguing her.
The speaker also urged workers to improve on their productivity to make Workers’ Day a meaningful one, describing the workforce as an indispensable tool for the execution of government policies and programs.
He lauded Osun workers for their commitment and understanding, particularly in their support of the efforts of the administration Gov. Gboyega Oyetola in making the economy of the state stronger and viable.
“It is a known fact that frequency of insurgent attacks, banditry and kidnapping have resulted in collateral damage to the peace, stability, development and sovereignty of our country.
“We must all be hopeful that we will come out of the present situation stronger.
“No condition is permanent as we all say, change is possible, there has to be mutual and moral reorientation.
“Let us not put everything at the doorstep of governments, workers with their massive and committed members have a role to play in the reorientation and rebirth of our dear country.
“May Day calls for serious reflection, given the spate of insecurity in the country, arising from the activities of terrorists and bandits, harsh economic conditions and a host of all other difficulties,” he said