The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has resolved to set new date for the 2022 Workers Day Rally to avoid clashes with Eid-El-Fitr celebration.
For the first time in the history of May Day celebration in Nigeria, the Organised Labour set to shift the 2022 Workers Day Rally till May 2 should the Eid-El- Fitr celebration, be announced for May 1 by the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs of Nigeria.
This was made known to the public by a Circular which was signed by its General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja.
It reads, “At the meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of Congress held April 27, 2022, members of the CWC considered and deliberated on the high possibility of the Eid-El-Fitr Sallah falling on May 1, 2022.
“Taking into consideration the possibility of the situation, CWC arrived at the decision to closely monitor the announcement of Sallah on Saturday evening/night.
“If it is announced that Sallah will be on Sunday, the May Day Celebration will be moved to Monday 2nd May 2022 but if otherwise and Sallah does not fall on Sunday, the May Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, May 1st, 2022.
“We, therefore, urge all state councils to abide by the decision of the CWC and pay close attention to the various NLC platforms and WhatsApp groups.
“Please also note that the Secretariat will be on duty on Saturday, 30th April 2022 till midnight and can be contacted for further information.”