General news

Labour laments continuous increase in petroleum prices, insecurity others

Published

on

By Okon Okon

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), has expressed worry over the continuous increase in the prices of petroleum products in the country.

The association’s President, Mr Muhammad Yunusa made the observation in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Yunusa spoke on the expectations of the labour unions on the sidelines of activities to mark the 2021 Workers’ Day.

He noted that the level of poverty and insecurity nationwide had also become worrisome.

“We are also aware of the huge economic losses globally occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is down, the indices of development is down and so, our expectations are very low.

“We are particularly worried about the continuous increase in the cost of petroleum products, we are also worried about electricity tariff, and we are very worried about job losses.

“We are not happy with casualisation of workers; I mean workers not getting permanent employment in all sectors of workforce across board,” he said.

According to Yunusa, government has continued to talk about creation of employment to address some of these challenges, yet there are a lot of gaps needed to be filled to make it a reality.

He noted that the resultant effect of all of these challenges had caused workers not to manage well the little salaries received at the end of every month, owing to family responsibilities.

“Look for example at the Nigerian worker today with the little money received to take care of over 20 or 30 people depending on what small money he earns and there is now general poverty in the land.”

On the way out of the quagmire, Yunusa advised the government to reduce the cost of governance by restructuring the system of government from the present bicameral to unicameral legislature so as to cut down the huge expenses in governance.

The union leader was also of a view that government should put more efforts to eradicate poverty as it was fighting insecurity, saying such action could go a long way to discouraging youths in particular, to eschew criminality.

“The man, who has not seen N2, 000 in three months, if you give him N50, 000 to go and kill people he will do it.

“We have been saying it that government has to reduce poverty even as the way of fighting insecurity to pave way for youths` engagement positively to make life meaningful to them, “ he noted. (NAN)

(NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3zp0

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 cases reported in Ethiopia (May 5, 2021) Coker resumes as NTDC boss WAPA reiterates commitment to vulnerable women in Lagos Coronavirus – Daily update on the status of COVID-19 statistics in Zambia (May 5, 2021) EU moots military training mission to Mozambique – Official Vaccine shortage increases risk of COVID-19 resurgence NECO releases 2020 SSCE results Rugby Africa Mulligrubbers #AfricaAsOne with the launch of the men’s seven-a-side solidarity camp China ready to discuss COVID-19 vaccine patents within WTO Energy Capital & Power, Equatorial Guinea partner for an investor report, a documentary and an American event Insecurity: Lawyers back creation of state police Niger: the new government should investigate the massacres Popular OAP Lolo 1 and her children survive car accident Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ certified Gold in the U. S. Airport flyover rehabilitation begins, FG awards contract WHO publishes recommendation on maximum salt levels in foods Lagos places 4,000 unemployed graduates on N40,000 monthly salary FIFA and Gianni Infantino welcome the decision of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court to challenge the extraordinary federal prosecutor NDLEA arrests grandma, granddaughter with 192kg cocaine in Ondo Engineers laud FG, Lagos Govt. high on infrastructure delivery AstraZeneca Africa PUMUA Initiative celebrates World Asthma Day with delivery of the first PUMUA nebulization stations in 4 countries UK to support 30 Nigerian female GreenTech entrepreneurs Energy Capital & Power, CNBC Africa Partner for Africa Energy series documentaries Gov. Bello seeks FG collaboration in tackling insecurity in Niger Basketball Africa League and the French Development Agency to advance education and inclusion in Africa FEC approves N6.2bn for power projects As West Africa begins vaccine deployment, what role should technology play? Animated films are the stars of the 8th edition of the NollywoodWeek film festival Youth football and unity in central Côte d’Ivoire Germany bans Islamist organisation, Ansaar International Bybit launches mining na nuvem to democratize Ethereum mining TCN to boost power supply to 10 LGAs in Kano State Why Presidency’s claim on Mbaka is a monumental distraction Vertiv Launches Next Generation Midsize UPS System For Mission Critical Applications FG, BPE partner to partially commercialise 4 river basin authorities –Minister TOP AFRICA NEWS reporter from Rwanda among 50 journalists to participate in “Fight against the climate crisis through the virtual tour of reports on American innovations” Nepal’s hospitals face oxygen supply shortage Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 4, 2021) IRC extremely concerned for the safety of migrants and refugees returned to Libya HIV/AIDS: Ogun Unveils Plan To Reduce Mother-To-Child Transmission India records 3,780 COVID-19 deaths in 1 day WAPA impacts 48,000 Lagos residents in two years Minister expresses concern over new paediatric HIV infections Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 cases reported in Ethiopia (May 4, 2021) World Asthma Day: 339 million people affected globally Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (May 4, 2021) Wealth Migrate, an African leader in licensing to offer crowdfunding services to investors COVID-19: NCDC confirms 34 new cases Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (May 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Daily Update on the State of COVID-19 Statistics in Zambia (May 4, 2021)