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NIGERIAN LABOUR FEDERATION TO WORK WITH GOVT TO STOP FLOW OF JOBS OVERSEAS

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will collaborate with the Federal Government to stop outsourcing of jobs to other countries, especially to Dubai and India.

Its president, Ayuba Wabba, said in a New Year statement here that the NLC would work with the relevant arms and agencies of the government to halt the practices of multinational corporations, especially in the telecommunication, and oil and gas sectors to outsource jobs to overseas locations.

Noting that this practice of outscouring of jobs which Nigerians could perform contributed to the economic crisis in the country, he said there were reports that Ericsson Nigeria, the local subsidiary of the global telecommunications solution provider, had disengaged all Nigerian staff in its network operating centres and transferred its operations to India.

Wabba noted that Ericsson Nigeria had in the last few years managed the MTN network using Nigerian staff. Now, in the name of off-shoring, Indian workers are being brought to understudy their Nigerian counterparts, and thereafter these jobs of monitoring MTN and other telecommunication networks are then transferred to India,” he says.

Such moves have huge implications for national security, he says. As the unfolding cyber controversy between the United States and Russia is unfolding, with the network operating centres moved out of the country we can be easily be shut out from the rest of the world without our being able to do anything about it,” Wabba adds.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK