1st of May is observed as a national holiday in around 80 countries, to honor the contribution of working men and women.
It’s no news that every workday takes its toll on employees across the nation mentally, physically, and also emotionally. Workers have targets to meet up with, how they have to make sales for the company/ industry they find themselves, getting up early to beat traffic situation especially in a grid-lock state like Lagos, to working around the clock and getting stuck in traffic on their way back home, just to begin the cycle again in less than 6 hours.
Workers’ day is a day to stop and relax and have fun. It’s a day your laptop, jotter, sticky notes have to rest, and your heels and shoe soles do not need to disturb the eardrums as you walk across the office hall.
Let’s not forget that the world is still grappling with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. During the lockdown some of us are either working from home or learning something new. But we understand how frustrating it may seem for everyone to have to remain indoors over a period of time as this might have emotional, financial, mental, and even physical impact on you. Soon it will be Over!
Please, appreciate the freedoms and we urge you to follow and maintain rules as recommended by NCDC as you resume back to the office by taking care of your health and protect others by washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, as much as you can avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
The sooner we all comply, the sooner we will be able to enjoy more freedoms, visit our parks, our restaurants, our yoga studios and gyms, attending sporting events and concerts, seeing our friends and family members in person, the list goes on.
We use this opportunity to salute the essential workers who are still working day and night to curtail the spread of the virus, risking their own lives to save others. You are the real superheroes and we salute and celebrate all of you. HAPPY WORKERS DAY!!!