The Federal Government Of Nigeria has declared Friday, May 1, 2020, as a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers Day celebraion.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Georgina Ehuriah, on Tuesday.
Aregbesola commended Nigerian workers for “their resilience, patience and understanding, particularly in their support at stemming the spread of COVID-19.”
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.