COVID-19 Vaccination: Don’t force workers —NLC tells Govt

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Monday cautioned the Federal Government against the use of force in the enforcement of workers’ vaccination.

The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba gave this charge during a briefing on COVID-19 vaccination advisory for Federal Civil Servants in Abuja.

SUNSHINETRUTH had reported that the federal government on October 13, 2021, announced that workers without proof of COVID-19 vaccination or result of test done within 72 hours will be denied access to their offices starting from December 1, 2021, while Ondo state government said unvaccinated Workers would not be allowed into office from November 1, 2021.

Reacting in a Statement, the NLC President urged the Federal Government to employ the use of persuasion and conviction rather than force.

He said, “The truth is that despite being imperfect, the COVID-19 vaccine has given all of us a better chance of fighting the virus and staying alive.

“I urge workers all over the world to take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccines and keep themselves, their families and their colleagues at work safe and free from the morbid threats of the corona pandemic.

“We urge government and other employers of labour to make special arrangements for workers to access the vaccine at the workplace.”

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Monday cautioned the Federal Government against the use of force in the enforcement of workers’ vaccination.

The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba gave this charge during a briefing on COVID-19 vaccination advisory for Federal Civil Servants in Abuja.

SUNSHINETRUTH had reported that the federal government on October 13, 2021, announced that workers without proof of COVID-19 vaccination or result of test done within 72 hours will be denied access to their offices starting from December 1, 2021, while Ondo state government said unvaccinated Workers would not be allowed into office from November 1, 2021.

Reacting in a Statement, the NLC President urged the Federal Government to employ the use of persuasion and conviction rather than force.

He said, “The truth is that despite being imperfect, the COVID-19 vaccine has given all of us a better chance of fighting the virus and staying alive.

“I urge workers all over the world to take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccines and keep themselves, their families and their colleagues at work safe and free from the morbid threats of the corona pandemic.

“We urge government and other employers of labour to make special arrangements for workers to access the vaccine at the workplace.”

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