The celebration of worker’s day in Adamawa state, Northeast Nigeria was forcefully suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic causing excruciating pains and bringing devastation in the lives of people worldwide.
The event usually is celebrated with pongs and pageantry including March pass by various union bodies and speeches by government officials and labor leaders.
The theme for this year is “COVID-19 and its socio-economic impact on Nigerian working class”.
Addressing Journalists at the labor House Yola, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC Comrade Emmanuel Fashe lamented that the increasing prices of goods and services in the state noted that workers are those at the receiving end.
He saluted the state government for the proactive action in containing the spread of COVID-nineteen in the state and the palliatives to cushion the effects of the pandemic.
“As workers of Adamawa state mark today’s May Day, we are determined to reciprocate the goodwill of Adamawa state government to civil servants and citizens of the state with much commitment and dedication to work for better productivity at our work places,” Fashe said
Comrade Fashe said the organized labor is advocating for the preservation and sustenance of wages and welfare and other palliatives such as leave transport grant for twenty-twenty to cushion the adverse and harsh socio-economic realities imposed by COVID-nineteen pandemic to civil servants in Adamawa.
“The state government through the office of the Head of Service and all Local Government Chairmen ensure that health and safety guidelines and facilities such as running water taps, storage water containers with taps, soaps, hand sanitizers, protective face masks, gloves, and social distancing are made available at all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies. This is to ensure the health and safety of workers” He added