Ajaero Becomes New NLC New President

by Echezona obinna

Joe Ajaero was elected national president of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday.

Ajaero, who had previously served as the labour union’s vice national president, made history by becoming the union’s unchallenged president.

Ajaero, who was also the general secretary of the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees before his election, was elected as the NLC’s national president at the labour union’s 13th National Delegates’ Conference, which is now 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.

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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).

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