Nigeria Labour Congress Kaduna State Council has inaugurated labour/civil society situation room to protect jobs and wages during the COVID – 19 pandemic.
Inaugurating the committee in Kaduna, the state Chairperson of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman said such committee was inaugurated at the national body and the state councils were directed to replicate.
According to him, the committee is also expected to engage the government on how to gradually open up the economy for business and production in the state.
He said the committee will also sensitize workers and citizens on the reality, prevalence, prevention and containment measures against COVID – 19.
Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman explained that the committee will embark on advocacy and social dialogue with government and private sector employers to promote public health and protection of workers.
He said the committee will support front line- workers of the COVID – 19 with occupational safety kits.
The Chairperson assured that the committee will also support effective control and protective measures against further spread and fatalities of the novel coronavirus disease in the state.
The members of the committee were from Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Joint Health Sector Unions, Nigeria Union of Journalists.
Others are Nigeria Union of Air Transport Employees, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers Association and Nigeria Medical Association as well as Civil Society.