Gbajabiamila, Sanwo-Olu, others to grace LAWAN anniversary
The Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello, alongside other dignitaries are expected to be part of Labour Writers Association’s (LAWAN) 40th-anniversary celebration in Lagos.
The event with the theme, ‘Growing Insecurity and Unemployment: The Way forward,’ is slated to hold on October 21, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
The ceremony, which is aimed at celebrating the contributions of labour writers to the development of the nation in the past 40 years, is expected to attract labour and political leaders, who have struggled to make the country meaningful for every citizen.
In a statement, Chairman of the association, Bimbola Oyesola, expressed confidence in the quality of speakers expected at the event to proffer solutions to the myriads of security challenges confronting the nation.
According to her, there can’t be a better time for Nigeria than now to have such a programme that will address insecurity as it affects job creation, inflation and general economic disruptions that is almost bringing the nation to its knees.
“In the past 40 years, LAWAN, as a body, has remained an unwavering pillar of support to the organised labour, the people and government by ensuring that we bridge every communication gap among the three parties.
“I recall that our commitment to ensure the best for workers and Nigerians in general has seen the founders of this association as well as those currently on ground putting their energies forward to achieve this in the face of several crises between organised labour and employers.
“I have no doubt that the array of dignitaries expected, will speak truth to power and create a pathway for the government to find a lasting solution to the intractable security challenges that our dear country has unfortunately found itself,” she said.
Also expected at the event include President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba; President, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Quadri Olaleye; labour unions; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa other and members of the House, among others.