Federal Government has declared Monday 1st of May as public holiday to mark this year’s Workers Day celebration.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration yesterday in Abuja.
Congratulating the Nigerian workforce on behalf of the federal government, he commended workers for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice, noting that their efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria now commands in the comity of nations.
In a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the minister said, ”There is dignity in labour, we have to have dedication and commitment to the work you do, because it is vital to nation building”.
He enjoined 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 path to national and individual prosperity.
Aregbesola also urges Nigerian workers to raise the bar in all their endeavours in line with the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration’s drive to upgrade the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit from the nation.
He assures Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to the security of life and property of every citizen and foreigners in the country and will not slowdown in any area, even as the administration winds down.
The Minister commends all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country, he encouraged them not to relent but go all out to deter the criminals whenever they raise their heads.
He therefore urges Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility. Urges them also to make use of the N-Alert Application on Android and iOS.
He wishes all workers happy celebration.