NUFBTE expels members, employee over alleged misconduct
The National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has expelled about 21 earlier suspended members and a staff member over alleged gross misconduct.
The action was taken at the union’s extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Asaba, Delta State.
President of NUFBTE, Lateef Oyelekan, said the decision to expel the members and dismissed a former general secretary of the union, Bamidele Busari, was among several other resolutions reached and adopted at the NEC meeting.
He, however, said the union, in line with its constitution, had approved the immediate cooption of three persons, Mike Olanrewaju as the Acting General Secretary, Daniel Benson as a national signing trustee and Yomi Oni-Orisan to fill the vacant national trustee.
The President said the action became necessary as the acts of the suspended members were hindering the much-desirable growth and sustainability of the union.
He said: “The NEC in-session received and extensively deliberated on the report of the National Administrative Committee (NAC) and the NUFBTE Disciplinary Committee (NDC) on some suspended members and staff of our union… NEC resolved to expel the concerned suspended members from our union.”
The union president said the NEC also approved six month-suspension of Clifford Onu as recommended by the NUFBTE Disciplinary Committee (NDC).
Meanwhile, the union has appealed to the Federal Government to halt the increases in electricity tariff and Value Added Tax (VAT) charges while reversing the deregulation of the downstream of the petroleum industry.
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