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NUBIFIE affirms affiliation to NLC, denies ULC membership

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NLCThe National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees (NUBIFIE) has affirmed that it is still an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as provided for and ratified in its constitution.

The National Administrative Council (NAC) of NUBIFIE in a statement signed by its Acting General Secretary, Odiaka Nwanji, stated this against the backdrop of an alleged publication in some national dailies that listed the union as one of the affiliates of the United Labour Congress (ULC).

According to Nwanji, the publication is false, totally lacking in merit and does not in any manner reflect the true position of their‎ Union.

“The publications were a fabrication of falsehood by mischief makers to cause disaffection between our union and the NLC,” he said.

He also said as a matter of fact, any amendment to the Union’s constitution can only be done by the National Delegates’ Conference,‎ which is the highest decision-making organ of the union, after which there would be approval and documentation with the Registrar of Trade Unions.

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He explained that there is no record any union had done this and follow due process as enunciated in the Labour Laws of the country.

He said: “This is the case with the current constitution which was amended at the National Delegates’ Conference in September 2006 at Oshogbo, Osun State and approved and documented by the Registrar of
Trade Unions.

“We wish to use this opportunity to state that our union (NUBIFIE) has not held any National Delegates’ Conference since 2011 when the last one was held and so no amendment of our Union’s Constitution has taken place.”

Nwanji also pointed out that the trajectory of NUBIFIE is that of corruption ridden institution occasioned by the activities of the suspended former President and his collaborators, wondering how a union that is originally an affiliate of the NLC be suddenly dragged into affiliation with United Labour Congress.

He insisted that the reported affiliation of NUBIFIE with ULC is a fraud and an exercise in futility, as NUBIFIE will continue to remain an affiliate of the NLC under the leadership of Ayuba Wabba.

The Acting-General Secretary therefore called on NLC and other relevant agencies of the state to immediately “arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of this dastardly act.‎”


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