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The Nigerian Government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to celebrate Eid-el Fitr and Workers Day.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore.
May 1 each year is always a public holiday for Workers Day.
Aregbesola said labour is the very essence of humanity and that “we are alive because we work and only the dead are incapable of working.”
The minister enjoined workers to imbibe the culture of productivity, urging them 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.
According to him, the end of work is productivity, saying that it is productivity that led to the satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation.
Aregbesola said productivity is therefore the path to national and individual prosperity.
Aregbesola also congratulated all Muslims on the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.