Low turnout of workers in Osun after Eid-el-Fitri



 There was a low turnout workers in Osogbo, Osun, on Friday after the Wednesday and public holiday declared by the Federal Government.

The Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the celebration Eid-el-Fitr marks the end Ramadan fast.

A correspondent NAN observed that although commercial activities have resumed, the turnout workers in the state government offices visited was very low as seats were empty and some offices locked.

There was also a low turnout workers in the Federal Government establishments visited while a visit to the state secretariat in Abere and Olorunda Local Government Osogbo, revealed that many workers were yet to resume their duty posts.

Banks and business ventures were opened but there was low patronage and turnout.

Mr Adeyemi Yusuf, a federal civil servant, who spoke to NAN said the extension public holidays, close to the weekend, often time makes it impossible for some workers that travelled to celebrate with their families, to resume back on the last working day the week (Friday).

“Although some workers that travelled for the Eid-el-Fitr will still resume later in the day, most times, some see Friday as an extension the weekend, so they take it as part the holiday.

“Essential workers, like myself, don’t, however, have such luxury not resuming.

“But those, whose work description does not fall under essential service can afford to stay off,’’ Yusuf said.

Speaking on the essence Ramadan, he said the month has taught Muslims to be considerate others, tolerant, love everyone and be people.

“The holy month is a pointer to the fact that we have to submit to the will Allah, living a righteous life and caring for others.

“The Eid holiday is not the important thing but the lesson the Ramadan itself.

“It is just unfortunate that some will still go back to their old ways after enduring and observing the fast the holy month,’’ Yusuf said. (NAN)