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TUC Opposes NLC’s Protest Today

According to reports, there appear opposing views on the approaches of the two labour centers to the present hardship confronting Nigerians in general and workers in particular. While the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called a nationwide protest to start today, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) says the protest is not the way out of hardship, rather it would propose solutions to the burning issues of economic hardship. Consequently, the TUC yesterday called on the Federal Government to begin temporal importation of food to urgently address the pressing hunger and food scarcity in the country.

TUC issued a fresh 15-point demand to the Federal Government where it outlined recommendations on how to tackle the current food crisis, economic hardship, and insecurity. TUC president, Comrade Festus Osifo, who addressed journalists in Abuja, argued that importing food from abroad at this point will assist in reducing the hyperinflation on food that is currently being experienced locally.

Osifo also suggested that an emergency food coordination center between the federal and state governments should be set up to interface on the kind of crops to produce and the variety that would yield more per hectare. Osifo further urged the government to make concerted efforts to curb the state of insecurity across the country so that farmers could return to their farms. The labour center also advocated for the implementation of state and community policing, which it said was long overdue.

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