Confusion As FG Declares Only Two Days Public Holidays

Workers in Lagos are confused as regards the number of days that have been declared for next week’s public holidays to mark the Worker’s Day and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

It would be recalled that yesterday, the Federal Government via a statement signed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola declared only Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of May as public holidays to make the two events.

However, another statement emerged allegedly from the Lagos State Government declaring Monday 2, Tuesday 3 and Thursday 4 of May as public holidays.

The statement dated 27th of April and titled, “Year 2022 Workers’ Day celebration/Id-el-Fitr Public Holidays” is signed by Hakeem Muri-Okunnola, Head of Service.

What is the confusion about?

One reason for the confusion is the number of declared days for the public holidays. While the FG declared Monday and Tuesday, the purported statement by the Lagos State government declared Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, demanding for workers to resume work on Thursday, 5th of May.

A second reason for the confusion is that the statement, although appearing on a few blogs and social media platforms, has not been seen in either the official social media handles of the Lagos State government or its officials, including that of the Head of Service, Muri-Okunola who allegedly sign the circular.

What are they saying

Many Lagosians like to use the holiday period to travel to their original state of origin to be with their loved ones after a long stay in the commercial city. Others take the time to relax at home or to engage in leisure activities. But as of this moment, many are unsure if to make their holiday plans to include Thursday or not.

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