The Federal government has declared Monday 2 May as public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day celebration which holds every year on May 1.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerian workers for “their resilience, hard work and commitment to the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari, despite current challenges.”
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung, on Thursday in Abuja, enjoined the workers to continue to support the President in his desire to fight corruption, ensure security of lives and property and stabilize the economy through creation of jobs and diversification of the economy.
Dambazau further urged Nigerian workers to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the nation and remain productive for the growth and development of the country.
He added that the minister wished all Nigerian workers a joyful and peaceful celebration.