Chairman of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Mr. Ayba Wabba, has been elected President of Nigeria Labour Congress at the NLC delegates conference in Abuja.
The NLC rescheduled election was concluded this morning at the Eagle Square in the nation’s federal capital.
Elections for the national officers of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) were conducted at the Eagle Square in Abuja, this morning, under tight security following threats of disruption by some workers who alleged that delegates from the South-east and South-south were marginalised.
Security agents with sniffer dogs from the Nigerian Police and Civil Defence Corps were on ground to ensure orderliness in and around the Eagle Square venue of the reconvened 11th delegate conference.
Access into the venue was restricted only to duly accredited media, delegates and officials after a thorough screening process where even cigarettes and lighters were taken away from all those who had them.
Findings revealed that the Chairman of the Credentials Committee for the elections and President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Nasir Fagge, had counted the delegates from each union as they walked into Eagle Square.
The president of one of the unions, lamented that the power tussle had to degenerate to a situation where the labour movement has to hold elections under such tight security. This was the reason why the last elections were marred by violence and crisis.
“We took it for granted the last time, that even though there are grumblings, there would be no trouble. We are workers, we should always do things in an easy manner.”