The Federal Government has declared Friday, May 1, 2020 as public
holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry,
Barrister Georgina Ehuriah, Aregbesola commended Nigerian workers for
their resilience, patience and understanding.
praised the workers for their support of the President Muhammadu Buhari
Administration’s efforts at stemming the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in
Aregbesola, who further thanked Nigerians and the
labour force for their sacrifices in the present period of trial,
assured that their commitment and patience will complement the efforts
being made by Government and other stakeholders to ensure the speedy
control of the virus.
He said that 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.
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.