The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to rather build factories in Nigeria’s 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) than pay 1,000 Nigerian youth 20,000 Naira monthly to maintain public infrastructure nationwide for 12 weeks.
TUC believes the President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) led administration is corrupt and will embezzle the money the way they mismanaged and siphoned most of the funds set aside to give palliative packages during lockdown.
The union acknowledged the idea is noble but yet said it will protest against it as the government had “never been sincere, and this will not be an exception.”
The union President, Quadri Olaleye, and the Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, TUC asserted yesterday that the “payment of N20,000 to 1,000 unemployed persons per local government area for a period of three months does not in any way solve the nation’s unemployment challenge.”
Nigerian youth are divided on the matter with some claiming the government will still embezzle the money if they were asked to use it to create factory.
Others claim factory is a tangible project that could be easily monitored than tracing if money gets to the intended sources.