The National Union of Iron and Steel Workers on Wednesday said 3,000 of its members lost their jobs in the last quarter of 2015 following closure of steel companies.
Mr Kasimu Kadiri, General Secretary of the union disclosed in Lagos that the current economic recession had increased the number of unemployed people.
Kadiri was reacting to plans to shut the biggest pipe factory, SCC Nigeria Limited, due to the economic recession.
The pipe factory inaugurated a 280,000- ton ultra modern steel pipe manufacturing in Oct, 2015 in Ushafa, Abuja.
However, after several months of staying idle, the government announced plans to close it due to low patronage.
The union leader said continuous closure of steel companies had negatively affected the steel sector, especially its workers.
He appealed to the government to stop importation of…
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