International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day; is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day (1 May). The date was chosen for International Workers’ Day by the Second International, a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties, to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886.
May day celebration: Buhari addresses Nigerian workers
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerian workers to cooperate with the government for the progress of the country. In his May Day message to workers, the president assured that the present administration will protect their rights and promote incentives for great productivity. He said the government would continue to seek the cooperation of labour for the development of the country. The president said the fight against corruption requires the workers to play major roles President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian workers that it would tackle all socio-economic ills that have troubled the nation. He said his administration would effect positive change in the lives of the average Nigerians, to ensure that the downtrodden are elevated.