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Kiyawa emerges MHWUN Acting Secretary-General


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Outgoing Secretary-General of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Northwest zone, Comrade Auwalu Yusuf Kiyawa, has been appointed the new acting Secretary-General of the health workers in Nigeria.

Kiyawa’s appointment was considered by the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the union at its June 16th, 2021 meeting held in Abuja.


In a statement signed by the National Chairman of the health workers union, Comrade Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, yesterday, the body said Kiyawa was appointed base on competent and dedication and would occupy the position for six months duration as first instance, subject to renewal based on good performance.

Though the appointment was rectified on 16th June, the new acting secretary-general is scheduled to resume duty Thursday, July 1.

“Sequel to the decision of the Central Working Committee of the union held at the board room of the National Secretariat, Abuja, on June 16, 2021, Kiyawa has been appointed as the acting Secretary-General of the union.


“The appointment is for six months duration as first instance, subject to renewal based on good performance at the pleasure of the union. Though the CWC approved the appointment on June 16, 2021, however the effective days of resumption date remains Thursday, July 1, 2021,” the statement read.

Until his new appointment, Kiyawa was the Secretary-General of the union in the Northwest who equally doubles in same capacity in Kano branch.


Speaking to journalists shortly after the announcement of his appointment, the new acting secretary-general pledged to rededicate himself to service and mandate entrusted to him to grow the union.

“Basic responsibility of every trade union is to protect the right and welfare of members which is the major priority before me. We have demonstrated that severally and we shall continued to dispense that by the special grace of God. We would not relent in justifying the mandate and confidence reposed in us,” Kiyawa assured.


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