The Federal Government has declared Friday, May 1, 2020, as a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers Day celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the Workers Day declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Georgina Ehuriah, on Tuesday.
He also thanked Nigerians and the labour force for their “sacrifices in the present period of trial.”
He assured workers that their “commitment and patience” would complement the efforts being made by the government and other stakeholders to ensure the speedy control of the virus.
He noted, “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.