The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 1, 2023 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Workers Day celebration.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib M.L Belgore, on Friday.
Aregbesola 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.
The statement reads, ”There is dignity in labour, we have to have dedication and commitment to the work you do, because it is vital to nation building”.
Aregbesola therefore enjoys 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 urges workers to raise the bar of their trade 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 foreigner in the country and will not slow down 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, urged 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. He asked them also to make use of the N-Alert Application on Android and iOS.