Ahead of the Independence day celebration, the President of the Nigerian Senate Ahmad Lawan has hailed the Organized Labour Union following its decision to call off its planned strike action over the Increase in the price of fuel and electricity tariff.
Lawan who hailed the union for the patriotism it exhibited in managing the disagreement with the Federal government, said the understanding between the government and the people was needed to move the country forward.
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"Organised labour, in particular, deserves special commendation for the patriotism they exhibited in the management of the recent disagreement over certain policy decisions arising from the reform programme of the government.
"Such understanding between the government and the people is always required to move the nation forward," he said.
Furthermore, he praised the presidential task force and health workers who are at the forefront in the battle against COVID-19.
According to the senate president, health workers and the presidential task force worked tirelessly to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19.
Further calling on Nigerians to be adhered by the public health safety protocol as they go about their celebration, Lawan who warned that COVID-19 was still very much around said:
"Finally, as we celebrate our Independence Anniversary, permit me to remind us of the need for us all to continue to be conscious that the Coronavirus pandemic is still very much with us.
"The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and our health workers at the frontline are working very hard to flatten the curve of the spread of the disease, so we as members of the public must not drop the ball by letting down our guards.
"Let us abide by the public health safety protocols to avert a second wave of the pandemic."