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Nigerian govt declares Monday, Tuesday as public holidays for Workers Day, Sallah



The Federal Government on Friday declared May 2 and May 3 as public holidays to mark this year’s Workers’ Day and Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Shuaib Belgore.

He applauded workers across the country for their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice.

Aregbesola also congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan.

The minister said: “Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead are incapable of working.

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“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.

“For the Islamic faithful, the self-restraint, 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.”

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