Lagos makes U-Turn, cancels 4 May holiday

The Lagos State Government has cancelled the holiday billed for 4 May to celebrate the 2022 International Workers’ Day.

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Workers Day holds 1 May throughout the world. This year’s own falls on Sunday.

The government said it has now only approved May 2nd and 3rd as public holidays for both the Eid-el-Fitri and Workers Day.

The government also told workers to disregard its earlier circular which approved three straight days as public holidays.

The Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a circular to workers dated April 27, 2022, approved May 2-4 as public holidays.

However, upon the declaration by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, that May 2-3 was approved, the Lagos HoS made a U-Turn and approved the same.

He urged workers to disregard the first circular.

In the second circular titled, ‘Re: Year 2022 Workers’ Day Celebration/Id-El-Fitr Public Holidays’, the Lagos HoS said, “Public servants in the state are therefore to disregard the resumption date stated in CIRCULAR NO 018 of 27th of April, 2022 and note that work resumes on Wednesday, 4th of May, 2022 at 08:00 am prompt.”

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