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International Workers' Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

International Workers' Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holida

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Photo Credit: Twitter (@raufaregbesola) /AllNews Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government while congratulating Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration.

He commended them for their patience, understanding, and support in driving the policies and programmes of the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.”

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Aregbesola in a statement on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaibu Belgore, called for more dedication and patriotism from all Nigerian workers and the labour unions, saying “the challenges of the moment will soon be over as the government is committed to the security of lives and property of all Nigerians.”

The statement was titled, ‘FG declares Monday, May 3, 2021, public holiday to mark 2021 workers’ day celebration.

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The minister added, “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.”

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