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FG Declares Public Holiday For Workers’ Day

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

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Aishetu Gogo Ndayako.

Tunji-Ojo re-iterated the need for excellence, efficiency and equity in all spheres of labour, reaffirming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, productivity, and inclusivity in the workplace.

“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”.

While acknowledging the contribution of workers, he called for proactive measures to mitigate the 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.

The Minister also urged Nigerians to remain committed to the present administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda as he wished workers a happy celebration.

Source: Daily Trust

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