FG declares Friday as public holiday

Nigerian Government has declared Friday, May 1, as public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day Celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who declared the holiday 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 that workers 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.

The Minister 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.

Nigeria has recorded 1337 cases of coronavirus since the index case was confirmed late February.

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