Nigeria, October 29, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) –
DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has charged unionists in Nigeria to shun divisive tendencies in the interest of peace.
According to the Governor, members of trade unions should always work as a team and have peaceful unionism that believes in dialogue uppermost in their minds.
The Governor through his Special Adviser on Labour and Industrial Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme during the 3rd quadrennial delegates conference of the Delta State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) stated that trade unions should always apply dialogues rather than resorting to other means of settling disputes.
Governor Okowa particularly lauded the process that saw to the emergence of Chief (Comrade) Ifeanyi Obi as Chairman, Delta State Council of NURTW, noting that it was a clear case of “one good term deserving of another” and urged Chief Obi to ensure that he carries all the members of the drivers’ union along in his administration.
“Trade unions should always apply dialogue as the best and only way of resolving disputes, we thank God that the NURTW has gone scientific, the process which led to the coming on board of this executive deserves commendation, it was peaceful, achieved through dialogue and acceptable to all the members of the union,” Governor Okowa said.
The National President of NURTW, Alhaji Najeem Yasin whose address was read by Alhaji Suleman Musa urged the elected members of the executive council, “to try as much as possible to run an administration that is committed to fairness, equity and justice so that unity and harmony will prevail amongst officers and members of this great union at various organs.”
Chief Obi who was re-elected as the Chairman of the NURTW, Delta State Council pledged to work for a progressive union where all members work for a common goal.
Representatives of trade unions, government functionaries, security operatives witnessed the ceremony.
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