The Lagos State Council, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has come out to blast the recent harassment and intimidation of healthcare workers by security officers, including Nigeria Police in the state.
The state Chairman, Mrs. Agnes Sessi revealed this at the inauguration of the union’s Labour-Civil Society Situation Room Committee on Thursday in Lagos.
According to her, the government has to urgently address this issue and caution these overzealous security men who wish to cause an unnecessary crisis at this critical time when the whole world is fighting a common enemy.
She added that the government must do everything possible to improve on all the indices that will reduce the effect of the pandemic and improve on the welfare of Lagosians.
His words, “The recent harassment and intimidation of healthcare workers in the state by security officers and men of the Nigerian Police are worrisome and condemnable.
“We call on the government to urgently address this issue and to caution this overzealous security man.”
“This is to avoid an unnecessary crisis at this critical time when the whole world is fighting a common enemy; we should be seen to be working on the same per.”
“We call on the government to improve on all the indices that will cushion the effect of the pandemic and improve on the welfare of all people of Lagos.”
“Our collective resolve as critical stakeholders to set up a situation room on COVID-19 in Lagos State will go a long way in complementing the government’s efforts in the management of the pandemic.
“Also, proper and fair advice will be continuously offered based on verified information sourced from different sectors of the state by this committee.”