Joe Ajaero was chosen to lead the Nigeria Labour Congress as its national president on Wednesday.
Ajaero, who was the labor union’s deputy national president prior to being elected president, made history by winning the election without any challengers.
Ajaero, who was the general secretary of the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees prior to his election, was elected the national president of the NLC at the 13th National Delegates’ Conference of the labor organization, which is currently taking place in Abuja.
The conference, which began on Tuesday, February 7, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, and is expected to end on Wednesday with the election of new national officers for a four-year period, a report by The Niche NG says.
One of the delegates, Prince Emeka Kalu, National Vice President (South-East), Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers’ Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), who spoke to News Express, said, “History is already being made here. This is the first time a President of the Nigeria Labour Congress will be elected as a consensus candidate.”
Ajaero succeeds Ayuba Wabba, whose tenure as NLC national president ends Wednesday.
Born on December 17, 1964, in Emekuku Owerri-North, Imo State, Ajaero has been the NLC deputy president since 2011. He has been the general secretary of the NUEE since 2005. He was Research Officer One Mechanised Infantry Division Nigerian Army Kaduna between 1990 and 1991 (NYSC); Reporter/Correspondent and Assistant News Editor at Vanguard Newspapers 1992 – 2001; and Head of Training/Information, NUEE 2001 – 2005.
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