The Edo State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on workers to embrace another round of testing and vaccination against Covid-19, disclosing that it has embarked on massive mobilization and sensitization of the workers and their employers in the state.
The project, NLC said, is to put the workers in a very good stead to test run their preparedness on how to manage future emergencies like the Coronavirus pandemic or outbreak of epidemics in the country, adding that the project is being supervised by the National Agency for the control of Aids (NACA).
Making the call at a press conference in Benin, Edo State Coordinator of NLC Covid-19 Response Mechanism Project Osabuohien Itohan Philomena said the project is to complement the efforts of the government on public health management in Nigeria.
According to her, “This is because the workplace provides access to workers in their large numbers and can be used to provide them with information on the pandemic.
“It was In light of this development that the NLC sought the support of the Global Fund to undertake the project, “Social Mobilization for Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination in the Workplace” to complement the efforts of the government on public health management in Nigeria.