The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to commemorate this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaibu Belgore, on Thursday.
Aregbesola congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration and commended them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.”
He urged Nigerian workers and labour unions to be more dedicated and patriotic.
The Minister expressed optimism that “the challenges of the moment will soon be over as the government is committed to the security of lives and property of all Nigerians.”