May 1st holds a special place on Nigeria’s calendar as a public holiday dedicated to honouring workers and acknowledging their invaluable contributions to the nation’s economy. Commonly referred to as Workers Day or Labour Day, it is part of the global celebration of International Labour Day in 2024.

This year’s Workers Day carries particular significance as it marks President Bola Tinubu’s first observance of the occasion since assuming office. President Tinubu, in a message delivered to commemorate the day, highlighted the importance of celebrating the dedication and hard work of Nigerian workers.

As the backbone of the economy, workers across various sectors play a crucial role in driving the nation’s progress and prosperity. Their efforts, often behind the scenes, contribute significantly to Nigeria’s growth and development.

On this special day, it is essential to recognize the resilience, commitment, and sacrifices of workers nationwide. President Tinubu’s message underscores the government’s appreciation for their tireless efforts and reaffirms its commitment to creating an enabling environment that fosters growth, productivity, and improved welfare for all workers.

As Nigeria continues on its path towards sustainable development, the dedication and contributions of its workforce remain paramount. Workers Day serves as a poignant reminder of the collective strength and unity that propel the nation forward, shaping a brighter future for generations to come.