Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, through its president Boboi Bala Kaigama, has said that considering the rate at which the president Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is moving towards achieving its developmental goals, the normal four year tenure will not be enough for them to do all they need to do.
The President of the group, who spoke in Jalingo, Taraba State, while speaking on issues that concern the nation, argued that the anti-graft war by President Buhari was a welcome development and pointed out that there is a need for the president to take longer than four years in order to lay a solid foundation for good governance. In the words of Mr. Boboi,
President Buhari has a good intention to put Nigeria in good shape but the pace at which he is moving, it is difficult for him to actualize the dream in just four years. He should start thinking of another four years after his first tenure. The PDP governed the country for eight years, for another political party to come and take over then restructure the mechinaries for change may not be in just two years, but if he is not carful he may end up handing over to a wrong person in a heist to go.
The president of TUC, who persisted that labour would not stop rejecting the recent increase in electricity tariff, said the hike was not only “wicked but condemnable and unacceptable to the union”
Is as if we are in a country where even court order is not been obeyed, people went to court over this matter, the court ordered that the company should stay action on the increase of the tariff but they went ahead and increase it the way they wanted.
For some of us we want to believe that the privatization of electricity sector was wrong, if someone come to establish give him land to put on his machines, look at GSM in the Telecommunication, they came and installed their equipment and people saw that they were genuine and customers cue in.
They wanted to increase the tariff but they refused to do extensive consultations as demanded by the rules, we are going to reject it till the right thing is done.