Nigeria: NLC Confirms Ugboaja's Appointment as New General Secretary

25 August 2019

Abuja — The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has confirmed the appointment of Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja as its new General Secretary.

Comrade Ugboaja whose appointment was with immediate effect took over from the immediate past General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson who has retired after meritorious service.

Confirmation of the appointment was contained in a statement titled, "Notification of the appointment of Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja as the new General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress" by the President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba on Sunday.

The NLC boss in the statement said, "I write to notify you of the appointment of Comrade Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja as the new General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). This follows the retirement of his predecessor, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, after years of meritorious service to the Congress.

"The appointment of Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja as the new General Secretary of the NLC follows the approval of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC at its regular meeting held in Kano, Kano State on 21st August, 2019. The appointment is with immediate effect.

"Comrade (Barrister) Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja born on 15th May, 1966 is a 1987 Law graduate of the University of Calabar. In 1993, he became the first lawyer in Nigeria to work full time for a trade union when he joined the National Union of Chemical Footwear Rubber Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE), an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress. He rose through the ranks of the union to serve as the General Secretary from 2000 to 2005.

Breaking: Aviation unions to disrupt flight activities, declare indefinite strike from Tomorrow(Opens in a new browser tab)

"Between 2006 and 2009, Comrade Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja was appointed as the Coordinator, Advocacy and Mobilization of the Alliance for Credible Elections, a foremost Nigerian Civil Society Organization with focus on electoral matters.

" In 2005, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja was a delegate to the 2005 President Olusegun Obasanjo's Political/Constitutional Reform Conference. He was also a delegate to the President Goodluck Jonathan Constitution Review Conference of 2014.

" We urge you to extend your good hands of fellowship and goodwill to Comrade Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja in his new position as the General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress."

Vanguard

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Vanguard

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.