The Federal Government has declared Friday May 1 as public holiday to commemorate the 2015 Workers’ Day.

Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, who made the announcement, according to a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, congratulated all Nigerians on their resilience and commitment in the face of the challenges of daily living.

He enjoined them to sustain their support for President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts to build a stable, peaceful and economically vibrant nation.

The minister wished all Nigerian workers a joyous and peaceful celebration.

In a separate development, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Tuesday raised a 12-member panel to ascertain the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in over a dozen resettlement camps in the state and to further make arrangement for their relocation.

The constitution of the panel was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Alhaji Modu Alhaji Musa.

Musa, in the statement said that the committee members were to relocate and manage all the displaced persons taking refuge in various established camps in Maiduguri metropolis and Biu.


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