The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari to warn against the extension of the lockdown being implemented in some part of the country.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Nigerian President and signed by the body’s president, Ayuba Wabba
NLC in the letter noted that it understands the public health imperatives for the lockdown in some parts of the country, but also insisted the government underscores the fact that the states currently under total lockdown are the economic and administrative nerve centres of Nigeria. This, according to the body, is very dicey.
It also noted that 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 body advised that prolonged lockdowns are best effective in the short-term, saying that human instinct to survive would kick in and restraint might lead to the collapse of law and order when deployed on a long term