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Workers’ Day/Eid-el Fitr: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday As Public Holdiays

To commemorate Workers Day and Eld-el-Fitr, the Nigerian government has proclaimed May 2nd and 3rd as public holidays.

According to, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this in a statement issued by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday.

The minister urged employees to keep doing their best to contribute to the country’s growth and development, noting that labor is the very core of mankind.

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Aregbesola also urged employees to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in order for all Nigerians to gain fully from the country.


He commended workers 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 statement partly read “Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead are incapable of working.

“I, therefore, enjoin workers to imbibe the culture of productivity. Workers are also urged to raise the bar of their trade-in line with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) led administration’s drive to rev up the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit from the nation.

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“The end of work is productivity. It is productivity that leads to the satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation. It is, therefore, the path to national and individual prosperity.”

Felicitating with all Muslims in the country, the minister commended them for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Aregbesola encouraged all Muslims 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 stated that the security challenges in some parts of the country will soon be addressed, adding that the Buhari government is fully committed to the security of life and property of every citizen.

The statement reads: “The minister expresses confidence that the security challenges in some parts of the country will soon be a thing of the past, noting that the government is putting determined efforts and all necessary measures in place for Nigerians to enjoy unfettered peace all round.

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“Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the Buhari’s regime was fully committed to the security of life and property of every citizen and foreigners alike, urging Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies.”


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