The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 2022 as work-free day to mark this year’s Worker’s Day and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
This was announced by the minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement signed by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.
The minister ongratulated workers across the country on this year’s celebration, while also commending them for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice to the nation’s growth and development.
He acknowledged that their efforts were largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria now commands in the comity of nations.
According to Aregbesola, “Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead is incapable of working.”
Ogbeni Aregbesola further enjoined workers to imbibe the culture of productivity, saying: “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 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.