The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, on Sunday, raised concern over the state of the nation, especially the issues of insecurity and unemployment among others, even as it congratulated Boss Mustapha and Abba Kyari on their re-appointment as the Secretary to the Federal Government and Chief of Staff respectively, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was contained in a statement signed by the TUC President, Quadri Olaleye, and the Secretary, Musa Lawal-Ozigi, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent.

It noted that the re-appointment of Mustapha and Kyari meant that the duo had been proven to have performed creditably well in the first tenure of this administration.

The TUC, however, called the attention of the duo to the task ahead, as there were so many challenges confronting the nation, adding that they should use their offices to halt some of the ugly trends through policies.

The statement read in part: “It is instructive to call on their attention to the task ahead. Put differently: this is not the best of times for us as the challenges confronting the country have remained unabated for reasons best known to those behind them.

“As stabilising forces in this administration, we would like to appeal to the two principal officers to also extend their stabilising role to job creation, lasting security, and anything that would reposition the economy, ensure good governance, religious tolerance and guarantee quality social life.”