Organised Labour has decried the worsening security situation in Nigeria and called on the Federal Government to overhaul the nation’s security system.
The National Union of Textiles, Garments and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria General Secretary Issa Aremu, said that workers such as journalists, farmers and herders were being killed, mindlessly. He cited the killing of Precious Owolabi, a Youth Corps member that served with Channels Television, as example.
The Labour Leader, who stated that insecurity had wider negative impacts on human capital development if unchecked, also argued that, while significant progress had been made to train human resources in a number of educational institutions, Nigeria was depleting its skilled hands through violent conflicts.
Aremu said that the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT had also lost hundreds of teachers and school officials to incessant killings and abductions by bandits in Zamfara state and other parts of the North.