NLC kicks against lockdown extension by Federal Government

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The NLC had, earlier on Thursday, expressed their sadness on the proposed lockdown extension by  the Federal Government.

It warned that doing so might cause social unrest in the affected states and the Federal Capital Territory.

In a letter addressed to the PTF chairman and signed by the congress president, Ayuba Wabba, the NLC also frowned on the method employed by the FG in the distribution of the palliatives to all Nigerians affected by the pandemic.

 

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The union also said, “While we understand the public health imperatives for extending the lockdown in some parts of the country, it is also very important to underscore the fact that the states currently under total lockdown are the economic and administrative nerve centres of Nigeria.

“This is very dicey. As much as it is important to keep many Nigerians from dying in the hands of coronavirus, loss of income and the accompanying destitution can also be a pathfinder for numerous other sicknesses and deaths. This is the time to play the balancing game.

“The truth is that our economy might relapse into a prolonged coma if the current lockdown in the nation’s nerve centres goes beyond the current extension.”

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