May Day: “To all the Workers in Nigeria I Salute Your Resilience and Courage”– AWLA President Mandy Asagba

To all the workers in Nigeria I salute your resilience and courage. It takes only the brave and courageous to survive in this country, where workers welfare is nothing to write home about. Let’s take our bravery to a new level and demand what rightfully belongs to us in line with international best practices.


Decent work

Access to productive and suitably remunerated work

Safety at the workplace

Social protection for families

Better prospects for personal development and social integration

Freedom for individuals to set out their claims

Freedom to organize and to participate in decisions that affect their lives

Equal opportunity and treatment for all men and women – Inclusion of people living with disability

Protection and sustenance of our national wealth and integrity

YES, Decent work is not just an objective, it is a means of achieving the specific targets of sustainable development.

The four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda as stated by the UN are employment creation, social protection, rights at work and social dialogue – these are the focus of the new Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 . Goal 8 of the 2030 Agenda calls for the promotion of sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Let’s be deliberate and intentional about this.

God bless and protect the Nigerian Workers as you focus on enthroning Decent Work for Nigerians.

“And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in”. Isaiah 58:12.
God bless you all!

Mandy Asagba
African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA)


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