TUC wants FG to pay more attention to workers’ welfare, security



The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) in Bayelsa, has urged the federal and state governments pay more attention workers’ well-being and security in the efforts a stronger nation.

The state chairman of the congress, Mr Tari Dounana, made this disclosure the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

He said that members were worried on the delay in the of the new already signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Yes, for the , we believe that it started from April but we are yet see it. We want the federal and state governments pay serious attention workers welfare.

“The government also needs to give more attention to the issue of insecurity that is currently ravaging the country.

“We, as citizens, must work to overcome the security challenges because in togetherness, we can achieve a progressive Nigeria.

“The unity of the country can never be negotiated; we must hold the bond to overcome every form of challenges that we are facing.

“Development cannot occur in an atmosphere of insecurity,” the chairman stated, even as he described workers as the ‘engine of the economy’ of any nation.

Dounana urged the federal government to fast-track efforts to implement the N30, 000 new and gambling on the workers’ emotions.

“The average workers patiently waited for too long, and some even died in the process; though, the government it is working to put the structures for the in place.

“I am still urging the workers to be a bit more patient, us still give government some time, so that it can come out with a structure that will be acceptable to all,” Dounana said. (NAN)