By Victor Ahiuma-Young
Lagos—ORGANISED Labour weekend in Lagos, called on government at all levels especially at the federal to take immediate steps to address biting hunger and hardship in the nation to avoid social upheaval.
United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, in a communiqué at the end of its Central Working Committee, CWC, lamented that Nigerians, more than ever before, were going through harrowing experiences of unimaginable dimension that is proportional to a nation at war.
Briefing on the communiqué, President of ULC, Mr. Joe Ajaero, argued that human suffering index in Nigeria had worsened in the past one year with each day bringing with it increasing hardship on the citizenry, especially the poor and the vulnerable.
He said: “Life in Nigeria is becoming unbearable and Nigerians are groaning under a heavy yoke which the continued mismanagement of the nation’s affairs has foisted on them despite the promise of this government to the contrary.”
‘’Access to public services has become a mirage with increasing number of avoidable deaths becoming the order of the day in our various hospitals. We recognise that part of the reason for the deepening crisis of living conditions in Nigeria is the deteriorating exchange rate of the Naira to major world currencies.