ABUJA – The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other affiliates have advised the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to ensure a hitch-free conduct of the election rescheduled for March 12.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, the TUC President, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, urged the congress to put its house in order, to avoid another election disruption.
“We are happy that they have been able to resolve their differences and on March 12, they will be able to conduct the election; it is a very good development.
“We strongly believe that whatever difficulties they faced, it should be like an eye-opener to correct and see that it does not repeat itself.’’
aigama said that TUC was in solidarity with the NLC and would continue to collaborate and support the congress to ensure that it overcomes its difficulties.
“We believe that the Nigeria Labour Congress will come out stronger.’’
In a separate interview, Mr. Sunday Alhassan, the President, Nigeria Union of Postal Telecommunication Employees (NUPTE), urged the NLC to act as a role model for Nigerian workers.
“We have looked at the entire politics that is going on and we know that things are not right; so we have to show very good example.
“Whatever the shortcomings were that made us not to conclude the 11th National Delegates’ conference, we want to say that with the new date that we have set for ourselves, we should all play by the rules.
“By playing by the rules and regulations of the labour constitution, we will be able to elect good leadership that would protect the masses and the workers.’’