Labour Congress rejects compulsory COVID-19 vaccination

Posted by News Express | 26 October 2021 | 416 times

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•NLC President, Ayuba Wabba


The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected Federal Government’s planned enforcement of COVID-19 vaccination on workers and Nigerians.

The NLC President, MrAyuba Wabba, expressed labour’s position while unveiling the COVID-19 vaccination Advisory for the Federal Civil Servants on Monday in Abuja.

It would be recalled that the Federal Government said it would enforce COVID-19 vaccination amongst its workers effective from December 1.

Wabba said though the efficacy of vaccines for the control of COVID-19 had been scientifically proven, the Federal Government should use the tool of persuasion rather than force to get workers and the general public to take it.

”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 arrangement for workers to access the vaccine at the workplace. We urge that the tool of persuasion and conviction be used rather than force to get workers and the general populace to take the vaccine,” he said.

Wabba however noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had brought some of the biggest strains, stress and squeeze to the workplace, adding that thousands of workers had died from the disease.


Source: News Express

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