The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described unemployment as a time bomb which if not urgently addressed by the Federal Government, will worsen the already bad security situation in country.

Speaking during the 40th anniversary celebration of the Labour Writers Association of Nigeria, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba said: “There is no difference between unemployment and insecurity; it is a fact and has been established.

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“Decent jobs are very important because without decent jobs there will be no security, no social progress for everybody. That is why the SDG 8.7 has been tied to having decent jobs.”

With what was happening today, Wabba noted that the organised labour needed more collaboration and sensitisation of every worker to be able to be on the same page and address some of the ills.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Media said the Buhari-led administration had maintained a calm industrial environment.

According to Ngige, the current regime had in six years and five months been very effective in job creation despite the inherited socioeconomic downturn. He added that Nigeria with a growing population always have hundreds of thousands of youths graduating into the labour market every year.