The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that Monday, May 1, will be a public holiday in celebration of Workers Day, News About Nigeria reports.
The declaration was made by the Minister of Interior and former Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the government.
The Minister expressed appreciation for the dedication and hard work of workers, acknowledging their contribution to the greatness of the country and Nigeria’s position of respect among other nations.
In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, the Minister emphasized the importance of labor and the need for workers to be committed to their work as a crucial element in nation-building.
He also urged workers to embrace productivity as the key to achieving satisfactory provision of goods and services, as well as wealth creation.
This, in turn, leads to individual and national prosperity.
The Minister encouraged workers to strive for excellence in their respective trades, in line with the current administration’s effort to improve governance and maximize the benefits for all Nigerians.
He also commended the security agencies for their success in combating crime and urged them to remain vigilant in deterring criminal activities.
Overall, the declaration of a public holiday for Workers Day is a gesture of appreciation to workers for their valuable contribution to the country’s development.
The message from the Minister of Interior serves as a reminder of the importance of labor in nation-building and the need for workers to continue to strive for excellence in their work.