Covid-19: Consider the poor before extending lockdown – NLC tells FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the Federal Government to consider the plights of vulnerable and poor Nigerians.

the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said there are some Nigerians who depend on a meal per day for survival.

While lamenting the challenges posed by the virus following the closure of business activities globally, he asked the Federal Government to consider the welfare of the masses.

Speaking on the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government, the NLC boss noted that the programme has not yielded the desired results and, therefore it is a template that is not supposed to be used.

Wabba also wants the government at all levels to ensure that the poorest in their midst who cannot afford a meal per day are well taken care of.

His remarks come shortly after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 108 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total infections to 981.

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