May Day: Kwara NLC urges workers not to lose guard

The Kwara state council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked workers in the state to abide by all precautionary measures listed by experts and government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as government gradually relaxes lockdown.

In compliance with the measures to contain the spread, the state chairman of the congress, Aliyu Issa Ore, said the state chapter will this year observe May Day in low key and urged all workers to stay at home  in addition to observing physical and social distancing.

In a statement issued in Ilorin to mark the 2020 May Day, Ore saluted “the perseverance of workers, including market women, artisans , transporters, pensioners and the general public following the economic hardship imposed on them by the effects of COVID- 19 pandemic.”

He commended the Kwara state government for being  proactive in rolling out measures to contain the spread of the coronavirous which it noted had slowed down the spread of the virus in the state.

The congress also expressed delight that the state government has commenced distribution of palliatives to the poorest of the poor urging the government to monitor it distribution.

Ore urged employers of labour at all levels to provide hand-sanitisers and face masks to workers to contain the spread of the disease.

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