The Trade Union Congress (TUC), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgent national importance end his lamentations and act fast on the increasing cases of insecurity bedeviling the country.
The union also urged the Nigerian military and all security officials to act swiftly to address the problem of insecurity and stop it from getting worse.
Festus Osifo, the president of the TUC, said this on Friday in Abuja while presiding over a meeting of the union’s National Administrative Council, Central Working Committee, and National Executive Council.
Osifo was responding to Nasir El-outburst Rufai’s in which he claimed that bandits were operating a parallel government in Kaduna State.
He said, ‘Only recently, the Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-rufai complained that bandits are running a parallel government within his state by collecting tax returns from local communities, especially farmers, such a scenario shows that we have lost it as a nation, NEC in Council hereby call on the Nigerian government, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to desist from lamentations and act swiftly.
‘We also use this opportunity to call on the Nigerian military and the entire security chiefs to act swiftly otherwise tomorrow might be too late.’
The union president also stressed that the government needs to develop the willpower to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
According to him, all contentious issues relating to the ASUU strike and other unions within the university system can be resolved in less than 24 hours.
He, however, advised the government to block the nation’s border posts or man them effectively to prevent the illegal export of petroleum products to neighbouring countries, noting that this move could save the nation surplus funds to meet the yearnings of university workers.