Lagos - Over million workers in the cement sector would lose their jobs if the federal government make good its plan to restrict certain categories of cement to specific uses, reports ThisDay.
The new policy being proposed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), restricts the use of the most common 32.5 grade of cement for plastering of buildings only.
Boniface Isok, National President, National Union of Chemical Footwear Rubber Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCANMPE) said the cement standardisation policy was hasty and capable of worsening the current unemployment situation in the country.
He insisted that it was not true that the 32.5grade cement, which had been in existence for over 70years was responsible for building collapse.
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