The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 3rd as public holidays to mark the Workers Day and Eld-el-Fitr celebrations.
The declaration was made via a press statement on Thursday 28 April, 2022 on behalf of the federal government by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and signed by the permanent secretary, federal ministry of interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore.
The minister commended workers for their diligence and hard work, stating that our efforts together is the reason Nigeria is great today and respected in the comity of nations.
“Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead are incapable of working.
“I, therefore, enjoin workers to imbibe the culture of productivity. Workers are also urged to raise the bar of their trade-in line with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) led administration’s drive to rev up the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit from the nation. The end of work is productivity. It is productivity that leads to the satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation. It is therefore the path to national and individual prosperity.’’ The statement partly read.
Aregbesola said that the issue of security will soon be a thing of the past, and encouraged nigerians to support in ensuring security of lives and properties is a reality.
The minister also congratulated all Muslims on the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Aregbesola called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of love, kindness, self-denial, sacrifice, peace and good neighborliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
It stated: “The minister expresses confidence that the security challenges in some parts of the country will soon be a thing of the past, noting that the government is putting determined efforts and all necessary measures in place for Nigerians to enjoy unfettered peace all round.”