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Workers’ Day: FG declares public holiday

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The Federal Government has declared May 1, 2024 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Workers’ Day.

This was contained in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, on behalf of the minister, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.

Giving the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, Dr. Tunji-Ojo reiterated the need for excellence, efficiency and equity in all spheres of labour, 

The Interior minister re-affirmed the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, productivity, and inclusivity in the workplace.

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

He stated: “In alignment with this year’s theme, which focuses on ensuring safety and health at work in a changing climate, I wish to state that the Federal Government remains steadfast in its resolve to prioritise the safety and well-being of all citizens.

“Let me reaffirm Mr. President’s commitment to providing a conducive environment for work, where every worker can thrive and contribute meaningfully to national development.”

Dr. Tunji-Ojo further acknowledged the contribution of workers and called for “proactive measures to mitigate adverse effects of climate change through synergy in the implementation of sustainable practices and policies that promote well-being in the workplace and in building a nation guided by the principles of integrity, diligence and compassion.”

More so, he enjoined Nigerians to remain committed to the present administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda as he wished workers a happy celebration.

International Labour Day, observed annually on May 1, is a global tribute to the invaluable contributions of workers and the ongoing struggles of the working class.

Originating from the late 19th century labour movement, this day, also known as May Day, commemorates the historic fight for improved working conditions and fair treatment.

Formally established in 1889 by socialist parties across Europe, International Labour Day emerged as a dedicated occasion to honour workers worldwide.

Recognised as a day of solidarity and advocacy, it serves to raise awareness about workers’ rights, combat exploitation, and foster initiatives for better working conditions.

Beyond its symbolic significance, Labour Day underscores the indispensable role of workers in nation-building and economic progress.

By commemorating their relentless dedication, Labour Day not only acknowledges their contributions but also empowers them with knowledge of their rights and fosters efforts to enhance workplace environments.…Continue Full Reading.>’.

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