The Federal Government has declared Monday, first of May, as public holiday to commemorate the 2017 workers’ day celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
He congratulated Nigerian workers for their resilience, hard work and commitment , despite current challenges.
The minister urged them to continue to support the president efforts to fight corruption, ensure security of lives and property, and stabilize the economy through creation of jobs and diversification of the economy.
One of the core issues, the workers will demand for is the immediate review of the N18, 000 minimum wage to N56, 000.
This is expected to take centre stage as organised labour mobilises workers for the 2017 May Day rallies across the country .
Aside the minimum wage, the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress are also pushing for the reversal of the alleged harsh economic policies of the federal government among other issues
On May first, Nigerian workers are expected to join their counterparts across the world to commemorate the murder of three workers and persecution of others in 1887 in Chicago, United States over their demands for improved wages and better condition of service