The Federal Government has proclaimed Monday, May 1, 2023, as a public holiday to commemorate this year’s Workers Day commemoration. Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, made the announcement on Friday.
Workers Day: Aregbesola praised workers for their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice in a statement released on Friday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, noting that their efforts are largely responsible for the country’s greatness and the respect Nigeria now commands in the comity of nations.
“There is dignity in labor,” the minister stated, adding that “we must be dedicated and committed to the work we do because it is critical to nation-building.”
Aregbesola pushed workers to adopt a productivity culture, saying,
“The end of work is productivity.” Productivity is what leads to the satisfactory provision of goods and services as well as the generation of wealth.
“It is, therefore, the path to national and individual prosperity.”
The minister encourages workers to elevate the level of their trade in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s drive to enhance the vehicle of government and ensure that all Nigerians gain maximum advantage from the country.
He praised the security agencies for their achievements in the fight against criminals around the country, and urged them not to desist in their efforts to dissuade criminals anytime they reared their heads.