His appointment was accredited by the National Executive Council of the NLC.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, stated in a statement despatched to media homes on Sunday.
“I write to notify you of the appointment of Comrade Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja as the new General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). This follows the retirement of his predecessor, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, after years of meritorious service to the Congress”, he stated.
“The appointment of Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja because the new General Secretary of the NLC follows the approval of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC at its common assembly held in Kano, Kano State on twenty first August, 2019. The appointment is with rapid impact.
“Comrade (Barrister) Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja born on fifteenth May, 1966 is a 1987 Law graduate of the University of Calabar. In 1993, he turned the primary lawyer in Nigeria to work full time for a commerce union when he joined the National Union of Chemical Footwear Rubber Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE), an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress. He rose by way of the ranks of the union to function the General Secretary from 2000 to 2005.
“Between 2006 and 2009, Comrade Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja was appointed because the Coordinator, Advocacy and Mobilization of the Alliance for Credible Elections, a foremost Nigerian Civil Society Organization with concentrate on electoral issues.
“In 2005, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja was a delegate to the 2005 President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Political/Constitutional Reform Conference. He was additionally a delegate to the President Goodluck Jonathan Constitution Review Conference of 2014.
“We urge you to extend your good hands of fellowship and goodwill to Comrade Emmanuel Okechukwu Ugboaja in his new position as the General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress.”
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