Nigeria declares Monday public holiday to mark workers’ day

Rauf Aregbesola

To mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration, the Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday.

Minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday congratulated Nigerian workers on witnessing this year’s celebration.

He commended them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the Buhari administration “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.”

Aregbesola, in a statement by the interior ministry’s permanent secretary Shuaibu Belgore, 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,” he added.