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Eid-el-Fitr: Lagos Makes A U-turn, Cancels Wednesday Holiday

Only the 2nd and 3rd of May have been recognized as public holidays by the Lagos State Government to commemorate the 2022 International Workers’ Day and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

The administration also instructed employees at the Centre of Excellence to disregard a previous circular authorizing three consecutive days of public vacations.

In a circular to staff dated April 27, 2022, the state’s Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, authorized May 2-4 as public holidays.

However, once Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola declared that May 2-3 were allowed, the Lagos HoS reversed its decision and approved the same, advising staff to disregard the initial circular.

Muri-Okunola signed both circulars sighted by NEWS DIRECT.

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 08:00am prompt.”

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