Nigeria at 59: Without peace, there cannot be development - Labour leader

Nigeria at 59: Without peace, there cannot be development - Labour leader

- Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the leader of the Nigeria Labour Congress, has warned the country against the dangers of unemployment

- Wabba, while speaking on the Independence Day celebration, urge the government to create opportunities for industries to thrive to ensure national growth

- The NLC leader also advised the government to find ways to create jobs for the millions of youths and other Nigerians

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in his Independence Speech has called on the government to find a lasting solution to unemployment in the nation.

Wabba said Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb and the country needs to urgently create opportunities for industries to thrive, Nigerian Tribune reports.

The NLC leader urged the government to give incentives so that companies can come into Nigeria to establish their businesses and the country can prosper.

He said: “Today, we can count industries that are still standing. Therefore, we must create an opportunity for those industries to thrive, we must provide an incentive to them. If the cost of power is still high, they cannot compete, most of them will close down. If they have to substitute the power rate with their generators, the cost of production will be high and many of them have cried out.

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“So, we have to look at this issue and fix the power, dedicate power to them, give incentives so that those companies can come in and then, our country will prosper. Without these, then we are sitting on a time bomb.

“Anywhere in the world where you have a youthful population (18-35 years), they are the majority of the population. So, we must cater for them in order for us to have a prosperous nation with peace, stability and development."

Wabba said without peace, there cannot be development adding that those are the critical issues.

"We must find ways of creating jobs for the millions of youths and other Nigerians,” he said.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said the recent redeployment of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is meant to enhance quality of life of people of the region.

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The NDDC prior to the redeployment was being supervised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The president stated this in a nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s 59th Independence Anniversary, in Abuja on Tuesday, October 1. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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