WORKERS’ DAY: Nigerian Govt Declares May 1 Public Holiday


Nigerian Government has declared Friday, May 1, 2020 as to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji , who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, commended Nigerian workers for their resilience, patience and understanding, particularly in their support of the President Muhammadu administration’s efforts at stemming the spread of pandemic in the country.

In a statement signed by the permanent secretary, Ms. Georgina Ehuriah, the minister thanked Nigerians and the labour force for their sacrifices in the present period of trial and assured that better days are ahead.

He said: “Their commitment and patience will complement the efforts being made by Government and other stakeholders to ensure the speedy control of the virus.

“With the cooperation of every citizen as well as strict adherence to the measures being put in place by relevant authorities, the challenges being faced by Nigerians as a result of the disease would soon be put behind.”

He said the minister expressed optimism that the economy of the country will rebound and be stronger after the COVID-19 experience, taking cognizance of the various economic stabilisation efforts by the Federal Government. He therefore, called on Nigerians to remain calm and be hopeful.

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