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Food union wants expatriates to undergo COVID-19 test

Food union wants expatriates to undergo COVID-19 test

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The National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), has emphasized the need for expatriates to submit themselves to COVID-19 test in order to avoid outbreak of the virus in the sector. The union, which called on the Federal Government to mandate the expatriates and their relatives to subject themselves to the test, revealed that majority of them just returned to the country after vacation, and may pose as dangers to Nigerians working with them. President of the union, Lateef Oyelekan, who emphasized the importance of the food sector to the economy, said the industry could not afford to shut down at this period of the economy, as most companies are still working skeletally. He said since the sector is part of workers on essential duties, the need for the expatriate...