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COVID-19 Lockdown: NLC Asks FG To Consider Plights Of Poor, Vulnerable Nigerians

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC0, Ayuba Wahab, speaks on the COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation on April 24, 2020.


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has requested the Federal Authorities to contemplate the plights of weak and poor Nigerians.

Talking throughout an interview on Channels Tv’s Dawn Every day, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba mentioned there are some Nigerians who rely upon a meal per day for survival.

Whereas lamenting the challenges posed by the virus following the closure of enterprise actions globally, he requested the Federal Authorities to contemplate the welfare of the plenty.

“We should be capable of strike a steadiness at this cut-off date. If we’re going to lengthen, we should put in place palliatives that should attain the poor of the poor.

“If there are not any situations or precedents which were set that individuals may also conform with, these pronouncements shall be violated on the finish of the day. We don’t need that to occur, subsequently we gave a transparent image of what must be finished,” he mentioned.

Talking on the Social Funding Programme of the Federal Authorities, the NLC boss famous that the programme has not yielded the specified outcomes.

READ ALSO: Nigeria Stories 108 New COVID-19 Instances, Whole Infections Now 981

In accordance with him, “The current use of the Social Investment Platform has not delivered the desired results and, therefore it is a template that is not supposed to be used.”

Wabba additionally desires the federal government in any respect ranges to make sure that the poorest of their midst who can not afford a meal per day is properly taken care of.

His remarks come shortly after the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) confirmed 108 new COVID-19 instances, bringing the nation’s whole infections to 981.

In accordance with the NCDC, 78 of the brand new infections had been recorded in Lagos, 14 in FCT, and 5 in Ogun state.

The nation’s whole deaths from the virus now stand at 31 whereas 197 have recovered.

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