Action Plan: How the economically disadvantaged will survive Covid-19

Action Plan: How the economically disadvantaged will survive Covid-19

2 April 2020
Petition to
Nigeria's Minister of Labour and Employment and 5 others
Signatures: 201Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Concerned Citizens

Income security for all

In order for people to remain at home, there must be income security for all. Government and private sector employers must continue to pay salaries or grant sick leave. All retrenchments should be stopped during this time. Self-employed, informal workers and those whose income is suspended at this time must be supported by the government with cash grants. This is to prevent movement by job-seekers and to stop people from having to take the virus back to their villages. 

Essential private facilities must be appropriated for public use to provide a unified and fair distribution of essential goods and services to all.

Social protection must be extended to ensure the direct transfer of cash to households during this precarious time (with clear safeguards to minimize corruption). All defaults on rent, electricity and debt repayments should not result in penalties or sanctions. All evictions and electricity or water cut-offs must be banned. A bold economic stimulus package will be required in the coming period. These measures must be developed in consultation with the NLC/TUC and other trade unions.

This Action Programme has now been supported by the following organizations and individuals:

African Action Congress (AAC)

Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association Of Nigeria (ATSSSAN)

All Workers Convergence

Automobile, Boatyards, Transport Equipment and Allied Senior Staff Association (AUTOBATE)

Center for Awareness Reorientation and Empowerment (CARE), Africa

Centre for Human Rights and Social Advancement (CEFSAN)

Centre for Labour Studies

Civil Liberties Organization ( CLO) Bayelsa State Chapter

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/ Transparency International in Nigeria

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR)

Femi Falana, SAN

Green Peoples Environmental Network (GREPNET)

HipCity Innovation Centre (HipCity Hub)

Human Rights Agenda Network

Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER)

Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP)

National Conscience Party (NCP) 

Nigerian Human Rights Community (NHRC)

Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Oyo State Chapter

Peoples' Alternative Front (PAF)

Social Accountability & Environmental Sustainability Initiative

United Action for Democracy (UAD), Kano


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  • Nigeria's Minister of Labour and Employment
  • Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning
  • Nigeria's Vice President
  • Nigeria's Senate President
  • Nigeria's Speaker of the house of Representatives