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Wike tasks labour leaders on bad leadership, as NUPENG gets new leaders


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has called on labour leaders across the country to raise their voices in defence of democracy in the face of multiple challenges occasioned by bad leadership at the federal level.

Wike, who disclosed this at the 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference, held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, themed: Impact of Technology (industry 4.0) on Industry Relations in the work place,’ said Nigerian Labour Leaders can no longer stand aloof, while the Federal Government destroys the fabric of governance. 

He said: “As patriots and concerned Nigerians, we must all break our silence and protest against the atrocious and brutal system of the Federal Government that daily undermines our rights to democracy, the rule of law and good governance.

“Nigerians want you and I to stand up and raise our voices for unity, for security, for justice, for the rule of law, for democracy and for free and fair elections in 2019.”

The governor said the ship of state is now on a wrong direction, while the nation’s economy remains fragile and democracy, wobbly.Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has elected new leaders.

The leaders emerged by consensus arrangement during the conference, which was aimed at bringing development and enhance competence of workers in the oil and gas industry. 

The Union new officers include, Williams Akporeha-President, Solomon Kilanko and Bassey Harry, Deputy President, Alex Agwanwor, Treasurer, while Victoria Oyeleke is the National Chief Welfare Officer. The Secretary is non-elective.

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