The Federal Government has declared May 2nd and May 3rd as public holidays to mark worker’s day and Eid-ul-fitr respectively.
Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, announced the development in a statement issued on Thursday by Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary, Interior Minister.
He commended the staff across the country for the event and commended them for their hard work, diligence and dedication.
The minister believes that their efforts have a profound effect on the country’s greatness and Nigeria’s respect from the international community.
““Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead is incapable of working”, the statement added.
The minister ordered workers to adopt a culture of production, saying “the end of work is production. Production that leads to the satisfactory provision of goods and services and the creation of wealth. Therefore, it is a path to prosperity for the country and for the individual ”.
He called on workers to increase their trade relations with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is led by management, to revive the governance and make all Nigerians more prosperous.
“The Minister also congratulates all Muslims for successfully ending the holy month of Ramadan.
Ogbeni Aregbesola calls on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-sacrifice, self-sacrifice and good neighborliness, as demonstrated by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
“Self-control, self-denial, self-sacrifice, and deep spiritual understanding associated with the fasting period should not end but be maintained and developed so that you can be a better person and a true worshiper,” the minister advised all Muslims.
The minister expressed confidence that security challenges in some parts of the country will soon end, noting that the government is making all the necessary efforts and means to ensure that Nigerians enjoy unrestricted peace around them.