By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Kaduna State Council on Wednesday, inaugurated labour/civil society situation room to engage government on gradual reopening of the economy for business and production in the state.
Inaugurating the committee in Kaduna, state Chairperson of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Suleiman, said such committee was inaugurated at the national body and the state councils were directed to replicate.
According to him, the committee is expected to protect jobs, wages and means of livelihood of Nigerians during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the committee would also sensitize workers and citizens on the reality, prevalence, prevention and containment measures against Covid-19.
Comrade Suleiman explained that the committee will embark on advocacy and social dialogue with government and private sector employers to promote public health and protection of workers.
He added that the committee would support front line-workers of the Covid-19 with occupational safety kits.
The Chairperson assured that the committee would support effective control and protective measures against further spread and fatalities of the novel coronavirus disease.
Membership of the committee are drawn from NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives.
Others are; Joint Health Sector Unions, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Union of Air Transport Employees, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers Association and Nigeria Medical Association as well as Civil Society.