Workers Day: Nigeria declares Monday public holiday

Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau
Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau

Interior minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 1 May, 2017 as Public Holiday to commemorate the 2017 Workers Day Celebration.

Workers Day celebration varies from country to country but in Nigeria it is celebrated on 1 May every year. The same applies to Ghana, Kenya and other African countries.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on Friday.

He congratulated Nigerian Workers for their resilience, hard work and commitment to the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, despite current challenges.

He enjoined them 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.

Gen. 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, particularly now that the Government is embarking on the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day