The Federal Government has announced public holidays on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3 to mark this year’s Workers Day and Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
The Minister of Interior announced on Thursday on behalf of the Federal Government.
In his announcement, he commended workers across the country on the occasion and commended their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice.
According to him, 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. 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,” he said.