Friday, May 1, 2020, has been declared as public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day Celebration by the Federal Government.
The Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Tuesday.
Aregbesola, in a statement, commended Nigerian “workers for their resilience, patience and understanding, particularly in their support of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration’s efforts at stemming the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country”.
Aregbesola assured Nigerians and the labour force 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 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 expressed optimism that the nation’s economy 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.