Pay more attention to workers’ welfare, security, TUC tells FG

WorldStage NewsOnline—- In a bid to build a stronger nation, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) in Bayelsa, has urged the federal and state governments to pay more attention to workers’ well-being and security.

The state chairman of the congress, Mr Tari Dounana, made this disclosure on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

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

“Yes, for the implementation, we believe that it started from April but we are yet to see it. We want the federal and state governments to pay serious attention to 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 together 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 together 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 minimum wage and stop gambling on the workers’ emotions.

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