NLC to FG: Fight Boko Haram like Ebola
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdul Waheed Omar, on Monday urged the Federal Government to fight the Boko Haram sect with the same vigour it is fighting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the country.
Omar stated this in Kaduna while declaring open a one-day sensitization workshop on the prevention of Ebola virus disease in the workplace, organized by National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN).
He noted the government’s rapid response to the Ebola scourge was a commendable, adding that, “I think if Federal Government should fight Boko Haram the way it is fighting Ebola, then the insurgency would have ended since.
“Therefore I call on the government to be as proactive to Boko Haram as it has done to Ebola.”
In their remarks, the President and General Secretary, NUTGTWN, Comrade Oladele Hunsu and Comrade Issa Aremu, said there was the need for continuous enlightenment and sensitization on Ebola.
Aremu said the essence of the workshop was to enlighten the labour force about the disease and how to prevent it.
“As deadly as the Ebola virus disease is, we should not forget there are other diseases like malaria, polio, cholera which are curable but are still rampant in the country. Thus as we battle with the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, we should do more with other diseases with known treatment/prevention. It is all about good health care and good governance.
“We commend the recent resolution of the crisis in the health sector that led to the calling off of strike action by doctors under Nigeria Medical Association. We are also impressed that the Federal government has withdrawn the earlier retrenchment of the doctors,” he stated.
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