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BREAKING: FG Declares Monday May 1st as Public Holiday


The Federal Government has declared Monday May 1 as public holiday to mark this year’s Workers Day celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

The Minister, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said the celebration be marked with a title “SOLIDARITY FOREVER: CELEBRATING THE COLLECTIVE STRENGTH OF NIGERIAN WORKERS”.

Aregbesola quoted from the International Trade Union Anthem to express deep solidarity with workers.

He congratulated workers across the country on this year’s celebration.

He commended workers for their resilience, hard work, diligence and sacrifice noting that their contributions are essential for the greatness of the country and her dignity.

“There is dignity in labour. The nation will continue to celebrate workers’ dedication and commitment to work because their services are vital to nation building and African Renaissance,” he said.

Aregbesola enjoined workers to imbibe the culture of productivity, saying “The end of work is productivity. It is productivity that leads to value creation, satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation. It is therefore the path to national and individual prosperity.”

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