The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, as public holidays to mark the 2022 Workers Day and Eidel-Fitr celebrations.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, made this known in a statement on Thursday, April 28, in Abuja.
According to him, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government (FG).
The minister congratulated workers across the country on their celebration.
He also commended them for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice; saying that their efforts were largely responsible for the greatness of the country; and the respect Nigeria now commanded in the comity of nations.
“Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead are incapable of working.”
The FG, therefore, enjoined them to imbibe the culture of productivity, adding that the end of work was productivity.
“It is productivity that leads to the satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation.
“It is, therefore, the path to national and individual prosperity.”
He, however, urged them to raise the bar of their trade in line with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s drive to rev up the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit.
The minister also congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the Holy month of Ramadan.
The minister expressed confidence that the security challenges in some parts of the country would soon be a thing of the past.
He added that the FG was putting determined efforts and all necessary measures in place for Nigerians to enjoy unfettered peace all around.
He, however, remindeđ Nigerians that security was everybody’s responsibility; and should not be left in the hands of the government alone.
Aregbesola wished all Muslims a happy Eidul-Fitr celebration and prayed that the peace, blessings and favours of Allah be with them all.