The Osun State Chapter of the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) has elected a new chairman.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Civil Service Union for Osun State polled 270 votes to defeat Olumide Faniran who polled 232 votes. He was declared the winner of the election by the National Treasurer of the NLC, who was also the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Workers, Olatunji Ambali.
The election involved delegates from thirty-two affiliated unions from across the state.
The newly elected Osun State NLC Chairman vowed to give proper priority to the welfare of workers.
“We will revive Civil Service Week and begin a resuscitation of Productivity Day and the Elders/Leaders Forum to serve as a think tank for Congress,” he promised.
The newly elected Chairman of the Osun NLC has, however, been challenged by the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, to see his position as crucial in representing and advancing the interests of the state’s enthusiastic workforce.
Governor Adeleke, in a statement on Wednesday, announced his readiness to work closely with the newly elected NLC chairman.
Adeleke’s statement read: “Under my leadership, the state government remains committed to serving the people of Osun State with dedication and integrity. My government will continue to prioritize the well-being of its citizens and work to promote an environment of sustainable development and progress.
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“I, however, look forward to a constructive and fruitful partnership with Comrade Christopher Abimbola Arapasopo and the entire NLC as we jointly strive to improve the quality of life of the people of Osun State.”