The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of May 2022 as public holidays to mark the 2022 International Workers’ Day and Id-El-Fitr Celebrations respectively.
The international workers day falls on a Sunday, hence it’s shift to Monday, May 2nd, 2022.
Mr Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, made the declaration on Thursday on behalf of the Federal Government.
He congratulated workers across the country on the occasion and commended their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice.
The minister believes their efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria commands in the comity of nations.
“Labour is the very essence of humanity,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore. “We are alive because we work and only the dead is incapable of working.”
However, all work activities resume on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022.
Aregbesola, therefore, enjoined the workers to imbibe the culture of productivity, saying “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.”
The minister urged workers to raise the bar of their trade in line with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s drive to rev up the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit from the nation.
Similarly, he congratulated all Muslims across the country for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.