President of National Union of Local Government Employees, Delta State Chapter, Comrade David Ofoeyeno, and his National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) counterpart, Chief Ifeanyi Obi have called for peaceful and development inclined unions in the state.
Comrade Ofoeyeno and Chief Obi made the call on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 when the NULGE President visited Chief Obi at NURTW’s office in Asaba.
According to him, apart from the general elections holding in 2015, there will also be change in leadership in the state council of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of which he is one of the top contenders.
While expressing gratitude for the massive support workers in the state are giving to him, Comrade Ofoeyeno assured that there will be vibrant NLC where the interests of all workers would be protected.
“We thank God that the people are supporting us, the interests of the workers will always come first,”Comrade Ofoeyeno said.
He congratulated Chief Obi for undergoing a successful surgery and prayed against sickness and death among the workforce of Delta State.
The NULGE President said, “all will be well by God’s grace, nobody knows who will be the first to die, nobody should pray evil prayers against others or be power drunk, we should be committed to a peaceful Delta State.”
Chief Obi at the occasion, thanked Comrade Ofoeyeno for identifying with him, emphasizing that Delta State deserves a united people and unionists who are committed to the development.
“We should be united and do everything that has the interest of the union at heart, we will maintain peaceful relationship with our sister unions, especially those involved in quarry activities as we provide drivers for them to carry out their activities through one of our units, the Heavy Duty Unit and above all, we have asked those looking for a troubled national union to look elsewhere because the NURTW of today is not the type seen in military era, we are peaceful and we follow constitution.”