Workers’ Day: FG declares Monday public holiday


The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 1 as a public holiday to mark the 2023 Workers’ Day celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Friday, April 28.

Aregbesola, in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, commended Nigerian workers for their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice.

“The Nigerian workers’ efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect it now commands in the comity of nations.

“There is dignity in labour, we have to have dedication and commitment to the work we do because it is vital to nation-building,” the minister said.

He further enjoined the workers to imbibe the culture of productivity, saying the end of work is productivity.

“It is productivity that leads to satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation. It is, therefore, the part to national and individual property.”

Aregbesola urged them to raise the bar of their trade in line with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s drive to upgrade the vehicle of governance and make all Nigerians derive maximum benefit from the nation.

The minister assured Nigerians that the present administration was fully committed to the security of lives and property of Nigerians and foreigners alike in the country and would not slow down in any area as the administration winds down.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to the law enforcement agencies nearest to them.

The minister added that security was everybody’s responsibility, urging Nigerians to also make use of the N-Alert Application on Android or IOS.


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