Union expresses optimism about Nigeria’s industrial revolution
The union also expressed confidence and hope that the newly constituted Federal Executive Council would focus on industrial revival as a way of creating jobs for teeming unemployed youths, which is a cardinal point of Presdent Buhari’s electoral promises.
Speaking at a press conference to announce the Africa Industrialisation Day, Chairperson, Industrial Global Union Federation, Africa Region, Issa Aremu, said the day is an important platform to raise awareness of inclusive and sustainable industrialisation as one of the conditions for economic growth and eradication of poverty on the African continent.
“It focuses on mobilizing the commitment of the critical stakeholders and the international communities to the industrialisation of African countries.
“The African Industrialisation day gives us opportunity to critically evaluate the state of our industries and reaffirm our position that the real path to mass job creation and sustainable development is through industrial development”, he said.
Speaking further, Aremu explained that the event to mark the day has been scheduled to for November 19 with a roundtable discussion at the Yar’adua Center, Abuja, followed by a rally to mark the 2015 Industrialisation on November 20, which will kick off at the Labour House, Central Business District, Abuja.
According to him, the roundtable would centre on eradicating smuggling, meeting the financial and energy needs of local industries with the presence of Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hammed Alli (Rtd), Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele and other top government functionaries.