Thursday, May 30, 2024

Workers’ Day: Nigeria Declares May 1 Holiday

The Nigerian Government has officially declared Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, as a public holiday to commemorate this year’s Workers’ Day celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, conveyed the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government. He emphasized the paramount importance of excellence, efficiency, and equity across all realms of labour. Additionally, he reiterated the unwavering commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to nurturing a workplace culture rooted in innovation, productivity, and inclusivity.

Dr. Tunji-Ojo said: “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.”

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While recognising the invaluable contribution of the workforce, the Minister emphasised the necessity of taking proactive steps to address the challenges posed by climate change.

He emphasised the importance of collaboration in implementing sustainable practices and policies that not only safeguard our environment but also prioritize the well-being of employees. This approach, rooted in the principles of integrity, diligence, and compassion, is essential for nurturing a nation that thrives on sustainability and inclusivity.

Additionally, the Minister urged all Nigerians to uphold their commitment to the administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda as he extended heartfelt wishes for a joyous celebration to all workers.

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