President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to closely work with the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, the Central Working Committee (CWC) and the National Executive Council of the congress in order to fulfill the extraordinary promise of partnership between government and labour.
This is as he congratulated Wabba and other members of the executive over their re-election and election.
The president whose message was sent through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said he wished the members of the executive success.
Wabba was returned as the president of NLC by delegates at the 12th Delegates Conference on Wednesday in Abuja.
He will be at the helm of affairs for the next four years.
It is his second term.
Amaechi Asugwuni, Muhammad Nadir Idris and Najim Usman Yasin, were elected unopposed as Deputy Presidents while Ibrahim Khaleel was elected National Treasurer.
Elected as Vice-Presidents were Abdrafiu Adeniji, Peters Adeyemi, Lawrence Amaechi and Oyelakan Lateef who was returned unopposed.
Marven Adamu, National Financial Secretary and Adewale Adeyanju, National Trustee, among others were elected as officials.
In his acceptance speech, Wabba promised to lead the union in the battle against the challenges confronting Nigerian workers.
He said the union would continue to conform to the tradition of the union and speak truth to those in power.
His words: “We will dedicate ourselves to ensure that the challenges workers face are confronted headlong. Workers are treated as slaves while those that don’t even work hard take higher pay.
“The new leadership of NLC will respect the will of members and consolidate on what we are doing. We will continue to conform to the tradition of the union and speak the truth to those in power. The daily challenges of workers at workplaces will be confronted. We have been able to work assiduously in the past four years and we will move forward to build workers poser. I assure our members of our commitment and dedication to the resolutions of the conference.
“We can hold election without rancour if the interest is truly to serve the people of the country.”