The Federal Government has declared Monday May 1, as public holiday to mark this year’s Workers Day celebration.
Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, made this known in a statement signed by Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary of the ministry on Friday.
In the statement titled “Solidarity Forever: Celebrating The Collective Strength Of Nigerian Workers” Aregbesola said
“There is dignity in labour, we have to have dedication and commitment to the work we do because it is vital to nation-building.”
He congratulated workers across the country on this year’s celebration and commended them 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 urged workers to imbibe the culture of productivity.
“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,” he said