NIGERIA- Thursday, 29 April, 2021- The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, as public holiday to commemorate this year’s International Workers’ Day.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday.
The Interior Minister also congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration commending them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the administration of the President Muhammadu Buhari “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.”
Aregbesola, in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘FG declares Monday, May 3, 2021 public holiday to mark 2021 workers’ day celebration’ signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaibu Belgore, called for more dedication and patriotism from all Nigerian workers and the labour unions.
He stated that “the challenges of the moment will soon be over as the government is committed to the security of lives and property of all Nigerians.”
The minister added, “Government is putting all strategies in place to curb the challenges of insecurity in the country. I therefore call on the labour force and all patriotic citizens to be fully committed to the task of putting insecurity to a permanent end as much as possible.”
Aregbesola wished all Nigerian workers a peaceful May Day celebration.