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The Federal Government has announced Monday May 2 and Tuesday May 3, as public holidays to mark this year’s Workers Day and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement released by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday in Abuja.

The minister congratulated workers across the country on their celebration, also commended them for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice, saying that their efforts were largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria now commanded in the comity of nations.

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Aregbesola, therefore, enjoined them to imbibe the culture of productivity, adding that the end of work was productivity.

The minister also congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the Holy month of Ramadan

Aregbesola called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.


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