The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration.
Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, made the declaration, according to a statement issued by Shuaibu Belgore, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, 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 the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The minister called for more dedication and patriotism from all Nigerian workers and the labour unions, saying “the challenges of the moment will soon be over as the government is committed to the security of lives and property of all Nigerians”.
“Government is putting all strategies in place to curb the challenges of insecurity in the country. I therefore call on the labour force and all patriotic citizens to be fully committed to the task of putting insecurity to a permanent end as much as possible,” the statement read.
Aregbesola wished all Nigerian workers a peaceful May Day celebration.