Engr. Henrich Bankole Akomolafe Calls for Improved Welfare and Business Environment on Workers’ Day 2024

On the occasion of Workers’ Day 2024, Engr. Henrich Bankole Akomolafe, a prominent figure, joins millions of Nigerians in celebrating the resilience, dedication, and immense contributions of the nation’s workforce. In a statement, Engr. Akomolafe emphasized the need for better welfare and a conducive business environment for Nigerian workers.

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Despite operating in a challenging environment with issues such as poor power supply and a difficult business climate, Nigerian workers have consistently exhibited unwavering commitment, integrity, and hard work, playing a crucial role in the stability and growth of the country’s economy.

Engr. Akomolafe expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all workers for their instrumental efforts in driving the nation’s progress. He commended their sacrifices and perseverance in the face of adversity, urging them to remain steadfast in their pursuit of excellence for the betterment of Nigeria.

The statement also highlighted the visionary leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. Governor Obaseki’s remarkable step in improving workers’ welfare by increasing the minimum wage from N30,000 to N40,000, and subsequently to N70,000, was applauded. Engr. Akomolafe praised this bold move, considering it an exemplary precedent for other states and the federal government to follow.

Engr. Akomolafe respectfully called upon other state governors, including Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State, and President Bola Tinubu to take inspiration from Governor Obaseki’s actions and prioritize the welfare of workers by implementing similar wage increases, once a consensus is reached.

While acknowledging the challenges faced by private sector employers, Engr. Akomolafe urged the President and governors to fulfill their duty of fostering a conducive business environment. He emphasized the pressing need to address issues such as power supply and the overall cost of doing business. Engr. Akomolafe highlighted that a thriving private sector is vital for job creation, economic growth, and the overall well-being of the Nigerian workforce.

As Workers’ Day is celebrated, Engr. Akomolafe extended warm wishes to all workers, particularly the dedicated employees of his Akotex Group, Henrich FC, and Henrich Initiative. He recognized their unwavering commitment and hard work as the foundation of their collective success. He hoped that this day would serve as a reminder of their invaluable contributions to the nation’s progress and inspire them to continue striving for excellence.

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