Dangote, Sunmonu to bag honorary doctorates at ABU convocation
President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and former president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Hassan Sunmonu, will bag honorary doctoral degrees on Saturday, as Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, graduates 15,289. While Dangote adds Doctor of Letters to his cap, Sunmonu becomes Doctor of Science. The university’s registrar, Abdullah Kundila, stated yesterday that during the…
Collectivism and higher principles
We must give it to the labour of our heroes past and that workers have been moved out of the Ricardian world and given recognition and dignity. What would have been the state of affairs for workers today but for doggedness of legendary Michael Imoudu...
History of minimum wage controversy in Nigeria
Befor the coming of Hassan Sunmonu as first president of the Nigeria Labour Congress in 1978, there was no history of a structured minimum wage for workers. It must be said that the Udoji pay package of 1975 was not regarded as a structured minimum wage, because it was not negotiated by workers’ representatives.
We have laid a solid foundation for 50 years, says Aregbesola
Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola yesterday said his administration had laid a solid foundation that would stand the test of time in the development of the state for the next 50 years.
Sunmonu faults re-emergence of ULC as labour centre
Founding president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Hassan Sunmonu, has faulted the re-emergence of United Labour Congress (ULC) as a labour union, just as he questioned the sense of history of promoters of the group.
Sunmonu: History will judge those trying to derail labour
First and foremost, no one can use the name United Labour Congress (ULC) again and I will explain why. ULC was one of the four labour centres that formally dissolved after their congresses for the current Nigeria Labour Congress to be founded in 1978.