Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association, NECA, has promised to join force with the new leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, as well as the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to move the Nigeria labour movement to the much desired height.
In a letter with reference number NECA/SELA/D.1 written to congratulate the NLC President, Director-General of NECA, Mr. Olusegun Oshinowo, promised to support the new leadership of NLC in any way they can to consolidate on the significant achievement of his predecessor, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar.
Part of the letter reads, “On behalf of the Governing Council and entire members of NECA, we congratulate you on your election as the new NLC President.
“We believe that your wealth of experience and exposure gathered over the years as the President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria amongst others will be of immense value in your new assignment”.
He reminded Comrade Wabba and the new Executives of the existing relationship between NECA and NLC built over the years on the platform of mutual respect and social dialogue.
“We count on your leadership to build on the worthy legacy. We equally hope that your leadership will protect and enhance the unified voice of labour movement built over the past 45 years”.
However, the Association was emphatic on restoring the image, perception and strength of NLC, which was put to test at the recent 11th delegate conference, so that labour movement in Nigeria can speak with one voice.
In a similar development, Director-General of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, MINILS, Dr. John Niyi Olanrewaju extended his heart felt congratulations to the new Executives of NLC.
According to Dr. Olanrewaju, “This development clearly underscores popular acknowledgement of your exemplary leadership abilities, in addition to highlighting your unassailable track record of dedicated service to congress and the Nigerian trade union system”.
He expressed confidence that Comrade Ayuba’s tenure will provide a platform for cordial and productive relationships with all the 43 industrial union in Nigeria.

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