Kogi chapter commends one umbrella body for labour groups
Kogi State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka, has urged labour leaders in the state to unite in the struggle for better welfare for workers.
He stated this while commending the decision of NLC’s national leadership to mend fences with the United Labour Congress (ULC) with a view to bringing organised labour under one umbrella, saying that was a step in the right direction.
Edoka made the call at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting of organised labour, which was attended by former members of the ULC.
He said with the coming together of the unions, organised labour was now better energised to fight for improved working conditions for Nigerian workers.
The labour leader said based on the directive of the national headquarters of the NLC, two positions were reserved for the former ULC members in the state executive of NLC.
Edoka named Chairman of the defunct ULC in the state, Comrade Opaluwa Eleojo, as Vice Chairman and Mrs. Khadiza Ogirima as ex-officio member of the state NLC.
He also spoke on the proposed protest against the hike in petroleum price and electricity tariff slated for today by the national headquarters of NLC and advised leaders of the unions to mobilise their members for the protest.