From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The National Executive Council (NEC) member of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Labour Party gubernatorial candidate for Kwara State, Comrade Issa Aremu has congratulated the members and leadership of the Nigeria NLC on the historic occasion of 12th National Delegates Conference in Abuja.
He stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
The NLC’s 12th National Quadrennial Delegates Conference which started yesterday in Abuja with the pre-Conference Central Working Committee (CWC) and National Executive Council (NEC) meetings is expected to be
declare today at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.
The statement added that the theme of the Congress is: Towards a Decade of Activism for the Promotion of Labour Unity, National Re-birth and Development.
Comrade Issa Aremu said with as many as 12 delegates’ conferences in the past 40 years, which had produced as many as 12 labour’s democratically elected Administrative Councils, “it was self-evident that Nigeria labour Congress(NLC) has come of age in democratic processes and experiences.” According to him given the record of achievements of NLC “Nigeria Republic has a lot to learn from the labour movement in holding elections and serving the people in poverty eradication”.
Aremu who is also the Vice President of IndustriALL Global Union based in Geneva, observed that the 12th Delegates’ conference takes place after the 40th anniversary of the NLC and affiliate industrial unions last year adding that it was also remarkable because NLC had recorded great achievements such as the new minimum wage of N30,000.
The labour leader also hailed the emergence of Comrade Ayuba Wabba as the first African unionist to lead adding the “Union truly makes Nigerian workers Strong”.
“This historic conference gives all delegates the opportunity to face up to the challenges of the Congress’s growth and unity,” he said.