Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the federal government and other employers of labour to provide Nigerian workers with decent working conditions, fair wages, and job security.

It also called on the employers to ensure that Nigerian workers are treated with dignity and respect.

CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, in a message to commemorate 2023 Workers’ Day celebration on May 1, said, “We recognize the sacrifices they make daily to ensure that their families and the nation at large have a better future. As Christians, we believe that work is not just a means of earning a living but also a means of fulfilling our God-given purpose on earth.”

Okoh extended warm greetings to all Nigerian workers on this year’s May Day celebration. He said that as they commemorate this day, CAN recognises the invaluable contributions of Nigerian workers to the growth and development of the country.

The religious body commended the resilience, dedication, and hard work of Nigerian workers, who have continued to drive the economy forward despite the numerous challenges facing the nation.

“We, therefore, encourage all Nigerian workers to continue to approach their work with diligence, excellence, and integrity, knowing that their labour is not in vain. We also want to use this occasion to express our solidarity with Nigerian workers who have been adversely affected by the current economic situation,” Okoh said.

“So, we call on the government and employers to ensure that workers are treated with dignity and respect and provided with decent working conditions, fair wages, and job security,” he said.