BREAKING: FG Declares Public Holiday to Mark Workers’ Day

BREAKING: FG Declares Public Holiday to Mark Workers’ Day

- Nigerian workers will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate 2021 Workers' Day

- In celebration of the day, the federal government has declared Monday, May 3 as a public holiday

- The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Nigerian workers and urged them to be more dedicated

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The federal government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, as a public holiday to mark the 2021 International Workers’ Day celebration.

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, made the declaration in a press statement released on Thursday, April 29, by Shuaibu Belgore, the ministry's permanent secretary, The Punch reported.

FG Declares Public Holiday to Mark Workers’ Day
The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, declares the public holiday on behalf of the federal government. Photo credit: @ravetvchannel
Source: Twitter gathers that Aregbesola congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration.

He also commended them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

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The minister called for more dedication and patriotism from all Nigerian workers and the labour unions, The Guardian also reported.

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Meanwhile, following the mass sack of workers in Kaduna state, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced a five-day industrial action.

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the president of the NLC, disclosed this on Thursday, April 22, at the end of its meeting in Abuja.

It was gathered that NLC declared the strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna state to protest the mass sack of workers.

Similarly, the Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemned the mass sack/retirement of workers.

The spokesman of the party, Abraham Alberah Catoh, said the action of the Kaduna state government is unlawful, callous and smacks of insensitivity to the plight of the good people of the state. He called for a reversal of the mass sack and payment of the entitlements of those affected.

The decision of the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to disengage 4,000 workers across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state had sparked outrage across the state.


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