He made the promise in a statement commemorating Nigerian workers on May Day this year, while also urging a swift and amicable settlement to the months-long Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
Ola Awoniyi, his spokesman, signed the statement.
“Nigerian workers deserve our appreciations and respects for their contributions to the development of our country,” Lawan said.
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“Despite the prevailing challenges, the relationship between Labour and the Government should be cooperative in the overall interest of the country.
“In the spirit of May Day, I appeal for a speedy and amicable resolution of the ongoing negotiations between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) to ensure that our universities reopen for learning and research.
“We should always be mindful that no society can make meaningful progress without industrial peace and harmony.
“Once again, I say congratulations to all Nigerian workers and wish them a happy May Day.”