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25,000 Naira Covid-19 Test: Ogun NLC Demands Reversal of Directive

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on Ogun State government to rescind the decision of compulsory COVID-19 test for SS3 students at the cost of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira for private school students.

The Labour Congress in a statement made available in Abeokuta advised government to bear the cost of the students tests in Public and Private Secondary Schools.

The statement signed by the Ogun State Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Abimbola and the acting Secretary, Comrade Olátúnjí Ayuba urged the state government not to contemplate policies that will add to the burden of the citizenry.

The congress noted that Nigerians are currently battling with socioeconomic issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and urged the government to be sensitive to the plight of its citizens by introducing palliatives and cash grant to families to cushion the effect of the problem.

The congress stated that the discriminating policies between students of public and private schools in the state has no moral justification.

The union then called on the Ogun State governor to step into the matter and direct the immediate reversal of the directive.

Wale Oluokun

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