Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 3rd 2022 as public holidays to mark this year’s Workers Day and EIdul-Fitr celebrations respectively.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement signed by Dr. M.L. Shuaib Belgore, Permanent Secretary, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
The Minister congratulated workers across the country on this year’s celebration and 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.
According to the Minister;
“Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead is incapable of working”
Ogbeni Aregbesola 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.”
He also urged workers to raise the bar of their trade in line with the President Muhammad Buhari-led administration’s drive to rev up the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit from the
Speaking further, the Minister congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the
holy month of Ramadan.
Ogbeni Aregbesola called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).