The Federal Government has declared Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd May, 2022 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Workers Day and EIdul-Fitr Celebrations.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Shuiab Belgore on Thursday.
According to the statement, the Minister congratulated workers across the country on the 2022 Workers’ Day celebration and also commended them for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice.
According to the Minister, “Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead is incapable of working”
“Ogbeni Aregbesola therefore enjoins 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 urges 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.
“The Minister also congratulates all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
“Ogbeni Aregbesola calls on 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 (Peace be upon Him).
“The self-restrain, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper”, the minister advises all Muslims.