FG declares May 1, Public Holiday to mark Workers’ Day

The Federal Government has officially declared Wednesday, May 1, as a public holiday to commemorate Workers’ Day this year.

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The declaration was made by Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, through a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. Dr. Tunji-Ojo emphasized the importance of excellence, efficiency, and equity in all areas of labor, reaffirming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s dedication to fostering a culture of innovation, productivity, and inclusivity in the workplace.

The theme for this year’s celebration revolves around ensuring safety and health at work in the face of a changing climate. Dr. Tunji-Ojo reassured the public that the Federal Government remains committed to prioritizing the safety and well-being of all citizens. He further emphasized President Tinubu’s determination to provide a conducive work environment where every worker can thrive and contribute significantly to national development.

Recognizing the invaluable contributions of workers, the Minister urged the implementation of proactive measures to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. He called for synergy in adopting sustainable practices and policies that promote well-being in the workplace, thereby contributing to the construction of a nation guided by the principles of integrity, diligence, and compassion.

Additionally, Dr. Tunji-Ojo urged Nigerians to remain dedicated to the present administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda. He extended his heartfelt wishes to all workers for a joyous celebration of Workers’ Day.

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