- Nigerians were granted permission to stay away from work in celebration of Labor Day and Eld el Fitr celebrations on Monday 2nd May and Tuesday 3rd May
- The federal government announced the public holidays through Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday April 28
- Aregbesola congratulated the workers for their hard work and diligence and congratulated them with all Muslims on the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan
FCT, Abuja – The Nigerian government has declared Monday 2nd May and Tuesday 3rd May public holidays to mark Labor Day and Eld el Fitr celebrations.
The Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement released by the Ministry’s permanent secretary, Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday, April 28.
Workers’ Day: Aregbesola Welcomes Nigerian Workers
Aregbesola commended workers for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice.
He noted that their efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria now enjoys in the community of nations.
The The explanation read in part:
“Work is the essence of mankind. We live because we work and only the dead are disabled.
“I therefore urge workers to embrace the culture of productivity. Workers are also urged to raise the bar on their trade-in line with the government effort, led by President Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retired), to rev up the instrument of government and allow all people of Nigeria to reap the maximum benefits from the Letting the nation go.
“The end of work is productivity. Productivity leads to the satisfactory provision of goods and services and the creation of wealth. It is therefore the path to national and individual prosperity.”
Eid-el Fitr: Aregbesola congratulates Muslims
Meanwhile, the minister also congratulated all Muslims on the successful Closing of the holy month of Ramadan.
He called upon all Muslims to adopt the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighborliness and to practice as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) exemplified.
“The Minister expresses confidence that the security problems in some parts of the country will soon be a thing of the past as the Government is making determined efforts and taking all necessary measures so that Nigerians everywhere can enjoy full peace.
“Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the Buhari regime engaged uneing Restricts to the safety of life and property of all citizens and foreigners alike and called on Nigerians to be part of the country’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement,” the statement read >
Eid-el-Fitri: Saudi authorities announce date Muslims should watch for Shawwal moon
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia on Thursday ordered, April 28, to accredited observatories to look for the Shawwal 1443 Crescent on the evening of Saturday, April 30.
It also urged Muslims to look for it generally to search the Crescent and report all sightings to their nearest t court.