Oh No! 3,000 Workers Lose Their Jobs In Nigeria – Read How!

The hardship in the land is getting more intense as about 3,000 steel workers have lost their jobs in the last quarter of 2015.

The National Union of Iron and Steel Workers on Wednesday said 3,000 of its members lost their jobs in the last quarter of 2015 following closure of steel companies.

Mr Kasimu Kadiri, General Secretary of the union told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the current economic recession had increased the number of unemployed people.

Kadiri was reacting to plans to shut the biggest pipe factory, SCC Nigeria Limited, due to the economic recession. The pipe factory inaugurated a 280,000- ton ultra modern steel pipe manufacturing in Oct, 2015 in Ushafa, Abuja. However, after several months of staying idle, the government announced plan to close it due to low patronage.

The union leader said continuous closure of steel companies had negatively affected the steel sector, especially its workers. He appealed to the government to stop importation of finished steel products to allow local production thrive.

“Government should also create an enabling environment for local producers to grow to reduce the number of unemployed people.

“We are equally appealing to the government to revisit the Ajaokuta agreement and restructure it to absorb people in the labour market,” he said.

Kadiri explained that the 7th Senate cancelled the agreement with Global Infrastructure on Ajaokuta Steel which later opted for litigation. He said the federal government should take advantage of the recent directive of the court that parties used alternative means to settle the matter.sacked-workers

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  • Mohammad Isah

    The less I speak abt this the better I feel

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    This is not a news…

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    And this is what is breeding crimes

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Na waooooo

  • chika bibian

    God help Nigeria

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    It will be well only but one day
    God dey

  • Hmmm… doesn’t add up

  • kayode akinsanya

    God dey sha.

  • WillieBravo

    Naija my great nation.

  • emekachilaka

    Things are getting worse everyday by day

  • Olovo Obinna

    I don’t like this union…their hierarchy looks very weak bcos steel companies pay her staffs poor salaries n the Indians are treating her workers as slaves