Over 60,000 workers in Nigeria’s construction sector have lost their jobs since the incumbent administration assumed power in May 29.
The National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) revealed this.
President of the union, Amechi Asugwuni,who disclosed this at a press conference on Wednesday, September 9, blamed the situation to economic downturn which caused suspension of construction projects in the country.
Asugwuni stressed that the development is a dangerous signal to the country’s quest to create jobs and drive economic growth.
Speaking on the infrastructural deficit in the country, the union president said President Muhammadu Buhari needs to confront the problems head on in order to grow the economy.