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General News of Saturday, 1 May 2021


Workers Day: Who are you celebrating?

As the globe marks International Workers Day, Nigerians have taken to the social media platform, Twitter to share their thoughts on what the day means to them and why the day needs to be celebrated.

While we all agree that it needs to be celebrated, the question of who needs to be celebrated has also raised some concerns considering the challenges the world has been through over the past two years.

Several tweets cited by on the microblogging platform show a bulk of the goodwill messages going to frontline workers who are still fighting the effects of the coronavirus and in Nigeria, members of the Nigerian military who are sacrificing their lives to ensure terror groups in the country are kept at bay.

"We honor the essential workers who have kept society moving forward through these dark times. Often putting themselves and their families at risk, facing isolation, long hours, and an impossible situation. You deserve to be compensated. Thank you for everything," said PES, a party of European Socialists, social democrats, feminists, pro-European, ecologists, and pro-Science.

A Ghanaian tweep with the handle, @PKGumah wrote: We celebrate our hardworking Ghanaian workers today. We seek Allah’s protection and guidance as we toil to make our nation great and prosperous. #WorkersDay

Un Deji wrote: Happy #WorkersDay to Flag of Nigeria Frontline Workers in the battle fields. Our health workers, troops, security operatives etc working assiduously day & night with selflessness & sacrifices just to get our nation safe & secured. I Salute You All...

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu wasn't left out. The outspoken politician in a tweet to mark the day wrote: "The last 365 days has tested the resilience of workers in Lagos. As the ones who keep our state and economy strong, we appreciate your diligence and hardwork. From our front line healthcare workers to our road construction workers, we celebrate you this #WorkersDay"

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