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Labour holds parallel congresses

24 April 2015, 12:54

Lagos - State chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held factional congresses in Kaduna, Kwara, Edo and Osun states respectively, Punch reports.

In Kaduna, while the NLC president, Ayuba Wabba-led faction held its delegates congress at the Gamji Gate Hall in the metropolis, the Joe Ajaero-led faction held its own at the Textile Labour House along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway in the outskirt of the city.

Two factional state chairmen also emerged at the end of the separate congresses.

Also read: NLC faction expresses displeasure over Oshiomhole’s comments

The umbrella workers’ union split into factions after a rescheduled election of new leaders for the congress on March 14.

A faction of the union, led by Ajearo of the National Union of Electricity Employees, Issa Aremu of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria and Igwe Achese of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers had questioned the credibility of the election, which produced Wabba as the new president for the NLC.

Read more at Punch

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