The Federal Government has declared Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd May, 2022 as Public Holidays to mark this year, 2022’s Workers Day and EIdul-Fitr Celebrations, PUNCH reports.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday.
Mr Aregbesola 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.
The statement partly read,
“Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead are incapable of working. I, therefore, enjoin workers to imbibe the culture of productivity.
Workers are also urged to raise the bar of their trade in line with the President, Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s drive to rev up the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit from the nation.
The end of work is 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.”
The Minister also congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
He 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).
Aregbesola further advised all Muslims:
“The self-restrain, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper.”
The minister expressed confidence that the security challenges in some parts of the country will soon be a thing of the past, noting that the government is putting determined efforts and all necessary measures in place for Nigerians to enjoy unfettered peace all round.