The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, public holiday.
This is to mark the 2021 International Workers Day Celebration.
The announcement was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, the minister congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration.
The Minister was said to have particularly commended workers for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development”.
Aregbesola, however, called for more dedication and patriotism from all Nigerian workers and Labour Unions, noting that the challenges of the moment would soon be over.
He reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment 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 stated.