The Federal Government on Thursday declared May 2 and 3 as public holidays to mark this year’s Workers Day and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made this known in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore.


He congratulates workers across the country on this year’s celebration while commending them 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 minister said, “The end of work is productivity. It is productivity that leads to satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation. It is therefore the path to national and individual prosperity.”


He congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan, urging them to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

He therefore assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to the security of life and property of every citizen and foreigners alike.



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