Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,690,573 members, 6,338,996 topics. Date: Monday, 14 June 2021 at 06:32 PM

What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers - Career - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Career / What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers (13008 Views)

FG Rejects Plans By Multichoice To Sack Nigerian Workers / See What Nigerian Workers Did To Their Boss Who Owed Them 4 Months Salary / Kenya Airways Sacks 22 Of Its 26 Nigerian Workers (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Tuteebrain: 12:27pm On Mar 29, 2018
Nigerian workers under the auspices of National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employees, NUFBTE, has raised the alarm that automated machines and robots are increasingly taking over the jobs of members across the country, worsening the employment crisis in the country.

The union, which said it has already petitioned the Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment over the matter, warned that if the trend is left unchecked, more Nigerians may be thrown into the unemployment market.

President of the union, Lateef Oyelekan, said the present drive by the multinationals operating in Nigeria to use robots instead of human beings, would soon boomerang as it would further increase the unemployment figure in the country.

According to him,
“Nigeria is not mature enough for automated machine or robots to be used in our local industry instead of people. Presently, we have the challenge of unemployment in our hands where half of the population of our youths are unemployed. We are insisting that it would further increase the unemployment problem in the country and more Nigerians will lose their jobs. This is because where 200 Nigerians are supposed to be working, with automated machine, we now have 30, and where 500 were working before, we have less than 50.”

The union, which called on the Federal Government to prevail on the companies already using robots to stop, argued that,
“countries with employment problems in the world are not using robots. If a country like China that manufactures robots is not using them, India is not using robots, even in our continent here, Ghana and Kenya are not using robots, why should Nigeria allow it then?”

Oyelekan also said though the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that jobs Nigerians can do should not be given to expatriates, was commendable, he insisted that the government must urgently make a pronouncement on the robots issue.

“This is how Nigeria can develop. We commend Mr. President for that because in some companies, we have expatriates as line managers, sales managers, what does such a person know about our culture, our market and other socio-cultural values of our people?,”
President of the union asked.

SOURCE: http://www.lagosmp3.com.ng/naija-news/automated-machines-robots-us-nigerian-workers/

Cc; seun lalasticlala mynd44
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by ultron12345: 5:26pm On Mar 29, 2018
Rubbish........why should I pay a worker N40000 monthly when a robot can do that same job at N10000. It's either workers agree to do work at the same price of robots or they leave.

Those that are protesting, ask them, if they were owners of companies and had a choice between using robots at N50 per unit output and humans at N200 let unit output, which will they choose? The former of course. They will be talking as if they won't do same if they were in the company's position, Rubbish...

25 Likes 1 Share

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by lagosmp3(m): 6:07pm On Mar 29, 2018
ultron12345:
Rubbish........why should I pay a worker N40000 monthly when a robot can do that same job at N10000. It's either workers agree to do work at the same price of robots or they leave.

1 Like

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by bsaying(m): 7:07am On Apr 02, 2018
OK.. Nobody wants to run a loss... I would use robots if they are cheaper than humans..
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by CastedAyo: 7:07am On Apr 02, 2018
NO IDEA
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by tdayof(m): 7:08am On Apr 02, 2018
countries with employment problems in the world are not using robots. [b]If a country like China that manufactures robots is not using them, India is not using robots, [/b]even in our continent here, Ghana and Kenya are not using robots, why should Nigeria allow it then?”

This is a huge lie .

16 Likes

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by pawesome(m): 7:08am On Apr 02, 2018
ultron12345:
Rubbish........why should I pay a worker N40000 monthly when a robot can do that same job at N10000. It's either workers agree to do work at the same price of robots or they leave.

Those that are protesting, ask them, if they were owners of companies and had a choice between using robots at N50 per unit output and humans at N200 let unit output, which will they choose? The former of course. They will be talking as if they won't do same if they were in the company's position, Rubbish...
very very bad boss

You gonna be a bad boss

14 Likes

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by S3ttingz: 7:09am On Apr 02, 2018
Hmm
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Olukokosir(m): 7:10am On Apr 02, 2018
bsaying:
T


tramadol
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by billionman: 7:10am On Apr 02, 2018
The paradigm is shifting. Africa need to learn how to flow with the tides of advancing technologies. Let's learn how to make the best out of automation rather than negate it. Yes, it could lead to job loss but then we can't stop the tides.

13 Likes

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Nobody: 7:10am On Apr 02, 2018
These ones are confused, don't go and get a better thing doing. I should not cut cost and spend my whole money on you do I look like government?

6 Likes 1 Share

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Donald3d(m): 7:11am On Apr 02, 2018
That is why you should learn indispensable skills
Programming is a perfect example, its one of the things robots won't take over...No matter how advance they become .
Yes I know there is A.I that can write code, but a programmer/programmers are still needed to write code.
If you want to remain relevant in this fast moving world, have at least 3 tech skills .
I can't even count how many skills I have again.Technology is life, Programming is bae kiss kiss ..Oya check my signature tongue tongue kiss kiss

10 Likes 1 Share

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by overhypedsteve(m): 7:11am On Apr 02, 2018
I am presently conducting a research that would help us better understand the concept of a robot workforce.

5 Likes

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by GavelSlam: 7:12am On Apr 02, 2018
tdayof:


This is a huge lie .

China uses robots but they also make sure a lot of the work is carried out by humans.

Please look for the YouTube link on motherboards made in China.
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by tdayof(m): 7:12am On Apr 02, 2018
ultron12345:
Rubbish........why should I pay a worker N40000 monthly when a robot can do that same job at N10000. It's either workers agree to do work at the same price of robots or they leave.

Those that are protesting, ask them, if they were owners of companies and had a choice between using robots at N50 per unit output and humans at N200 let unit output, which will they choose? The former of course. They will be talking as if they won't do same if they were in the company's position, Rubbish...
Buisness isn't to make profit alone but contribute to the host nation. If you can't create job then the government will be willing to frustrate you.

Are you also willing to pay huge tax for using robots when there are available man power?

7 Likes

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by seunlayi(m): 7:13am On Apr 02, 2018
This is highly welcomed
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by CocoaOla: 7:14am On Apr 02, 2018
if you lose your job to robot go into farming or build the robot by yourself

4 Likes

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Rotjijatau(m): 7:15am On Apr 02, 2018
Bring back our jobs robots

1 Like

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Nobody: 7:16am On Apr 02, 2018
tdayof:

Buisness isn't to make profit alone but contribute to the host nation. If you can't create job then the government will be willing to frustrate you.

Are you also willing to pay huge tax for using robots when there are available man power?
Nigeria has been frustrating businesses since 1960 , how far have we gone with that?

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by quentin06: 7:19am On Apr 02, 2018
Donald3d:
That is why you should learn indispensable skills
Programming is a perfect example, its one of the things robots won't take over...No matter how advance they become .
Yes I know there is A.I that can write code, but a programmer/programmers are still needed to write code.
If you want to remain relevant in this fast moving world have at least 3 tech skills .
I can't even count how many I have again.Technology is life, Programming is bae kiss

not entirely true, we have machines that write codes for other machines, so in the future programming is also going to be automated with minimal input from humans.









kiss ..Oya check my signature tongue tongue kiss kiss
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by MightySparrow: 7:22am On Apr 02, 2018
This fault dear nigerians is not in our stars but ourselves .....
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by ultron12345: 7:24am On Apr 02, 2018
tdayof:

Buisness isn't to make profit alone but contribute to the host nation. If you can't create job then the government will be willing to frustrate you.

Are you also willing to pay huge tax for using robots when there are available man power?
if huge taxes are placed on robots, then robots will b more experience than man power...... so to earn more profit, I will naturally go for manpower. It's about going for the cheaper alternative.
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by DrToche: 7:26am On Apr 02, 2018
matter dey for this country o
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by kevoh(m): 7:26am On Apr 02, 2018
The Union and the workers are wasting their time. They ( can not) do not even have convincing arguments on why robots usage should be discontinued

1 Like

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Donald3d(m): 7:27am On Apr 02, 2018
quentin06:

not entirely true, we have machines that write codes for other machines, so in the future programming is also going to be automated with minimal input from humans.

I stated that in my post
Yes I know there is A.I that can write code, but a programmer/programmers are still needed to write code.
No matter what, programmers and software engineers are inevitable.They would always be needed....
You think humans would just leave AI alone to keep writing codes, without some sort of human intervention ? Ah , no na .Na apocalypse we dey take play be that.
Technology jobs can never go extinct, just like medicine, I have fears teaching might go extint one day, but it won't , it would just be transformed , very soon the whole world would be taking classes at home, with Virtual reality and all that.....Who would build all these ?, Electrical Engineers(Which I studied thankfully) and programmers(Which I just had to learn,because I love being creative).Programming makes you a demi god , you can create anything you can imagine .

2 Likes

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by IForgotMyLoginD(f): 7:27am On Apr 02, 2018
This is why it’s being preached all the time. ACQUIRE SKILLS! Self improvement is the best gift you can give yourself. While you work in the factory, acquire skills that will elevate you. Why take us backwards?

What are they crying to government for? You see the problem? Nigerians want the country to improve but fight advancement when it affects them.

1 Like

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by myrates: 7:27am On Apr 02, 2018
ultron12345:
Rubbish........why should I pay a worker N40000 monthly when a robot can do that same job at N10000. It's either workers agree to do work at the same price of robots or they leave.

Those that are protesting, ask them, if they were owners of companies and had a choice between using robots at N50 per unit output and humans at N200 let unit output, which will they choose? The former of course. They will be talking as if they won't do same if they were in the company's position, Rubbish...
Good one. They should also create jobs or try own a company.
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by nograv: 7:28am On Apr 02, 2018
As another poster said Nigerians must learn how to code, build A.I. systems and robots or we will be left behind..

No business will refuse to save money via robots if it can use them. Lack of jobs is down to bad leadership and government in Nigeria..

1 Like

Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by ClintonNzedimma(m): 7:28am On Apr 02, 2018
Donald3d:
That is why you should learn indispensable skills
Programming is a perfect example, its one of the things robots won't take over...No matter how advance they become .
Yes I know there is A.I that can write code, but a programmer/programmers are still needed to write code.
If you want to remain relevant in this fast moving world have at least 3 tech skills .
I can't even count how many I have again.Technology is life, Programming is bae kiss kiss ..Oya check my signature tongue tongue kiss kiss
yeah, there are lots of AI that can code but coding is not the same thing as building products and who is gonna build the AI tools... it's us the programmers
Re: What Automated Machines, Robots Are Doing To Us – Nigerian Workers by Donald3d(m): 7:29am On Apr 02, 2018
ClintonNzedimma:

yeah, there are lots of AI that can code but coding is not the same thing as building products and who is gonna build the AI tools... it's us the programmers
Exactly cool

1 Like

(1) (2) (Reply)

There Is Nothing Wrong With A 9-5 Job / Hard Work Does Not Pay If The Right Things Are Not Done / 7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Away From Office Politics

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 114
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.