Friday, May 1, 2020, has been declared as a public holiday by the Federal Government to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day Celebration.
This was made known by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement by signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.
In the statement, Aregbesola commended Nigerian workers “for their resilience, patience and understanding, particularly in their support at stemming the spread of COVID-19”.
He said, “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.”
The Minister added that “the economy of the country will rebound and be stronger after the COVID-19 experience, taking cognisance of the various economic stabilisation efforts by the Federal Government”.