By Paul Efiong, Abuja
The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), has expressed worry over the continuous increase in petroleum prices, high level of criminality and poverty in Nigeria.
Mr Muhammad Yunusa, President General of SSASCGOC, made the observation when he addressed journalists on Sunday in Abuja, on the level of expectations by the labour unions as the country was still in the mood of celebrating the 2021 Workers Day Celebration.
“We are also aware of the huge economic losses globally occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic, our expectations are rather very low, the economy is down, the indices of development is down and so, our expectations are very low.
“We are particularly worried about the continuous increase in the cost of petroleum products, we are also worried about electricity tariff, and we are very worried about job losses.
“We are not happy with casualisation of workers I mean workers not getting permanent employment in all sectors of workforce across board, “ he said.
According to Yunusa, government has continued to talk about creation of employment to address some of these challenges, yet there are a lot of gaps needed to be filled to make it a reality.
He noted that the resultant effect of all of these challenges had caused workers not to manage well the little salaries received at the end of every month, owing to family responsibilities.