We are pained at the condition of public schools, the security and the health sectors in Nigeria,”
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), held a rally in Abuja on Monday.
The rally was to prepare their members for the commemoration of the 2019 edition of the workers’ day.
The members demanded the creation of decent jobs for youth in the country. They asked the government to step up efforts to eradicate unemployment.
The deputy president NLC, Najeem Yasin, said the struggle is for human dignity and social justice for the union.
He lamented the poor situation of public school, security and the health sectors.
“We are pained at the condition of public schools, the security and the health sectors in Nigeria,” he said.
The unions said creation of decent jobs for the youth, will eradicate crime in the country.
The labour unions used the march as an opportunity to call government’s attention to the rising cases of near-collapse of social support institutions.
They also asked employers of labour in the private and public sectors of the country to immediately begin the full implementation of the new national minimum wage.