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ANAP conference: Ngige urges trade unions to work for industrial harmony, better welfare

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……commends ANAP for making trade unions proud

…..resist concession, privatization….Ajaero urges union

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige wants trade unions in the country to join hands to ensure industrial harmony and better welfare for their members.

This is just as the Minister commended the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) for staying strong after 3 years of registration, adding that other unions should emulate the good conduct of ANAP.

Ngige in his goodwill message to the first National Delegates of ANAP which held in Ota Ogun State, said the pioneer executive of ANAP have made unionism proud.

According to Ngige, their zeal and unfliching efforts geared towards the registration of this union three years ago and their wisdom and vision in organizing this first delegates conference, coupled with the remarkable arrangements made for the occasion are worthy of emulation by other newly registered Trade unions.

The minister who was represented by Controller of Labour, Ogun state, Mr. Olawuni Anthony urged the in-coming executive that the challenges ahead are enormous but surmoubtable with dedication and God’s guidance.

Ngige advised them to remain focused and trust in the cooperation of their members to make a positive difference.

Congratulating the National Working Committee (NWC) and members for their cooperation, Ngige said “It is therefore, against this backdrop that this National Delegates Conference assumes great importance. It should be treated with the seriousness it deserves. All hands should be on deck to ensure its success. I have no doubt in my mind that the outcome will significantly move your union to the next level”.

In his goodwill message, President of United Labour Congress (ULC), Mr Joe Ajaero thanked ANAP for their good work.

Ajaero said “I want to thank ANAP because what I am seeing today is very pleasing. Last year, most unions celebrated decades of their anniversaries but not as big as what I am seeing today in ANAP”.

According to the ULC leader, Concession and privatization are headache to the unions, he therefore, advised the union members to keep deaf ears to anybody telling them that privatization will create more jobs

“There is no government in Nigeria that is not going to privatize. It depends on the level of organisers of the labour leaders. If not well reinforced, the government will continue to privatize. Privatization took place across political divides. It is a concept given to them by the Bretton Woods system of monetary management established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the United States, Canada, Western Europe countries, Australia, and Japan after the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement”.

“Let us not be deceived by our political inclinations. As unionists, we should not be divided. Politicians are united, they are not quarelling. I am happy to identify with ANAP”.

Applauding ANAP for collaborating with the Nigerian Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, (NAAPE) and other unions, Ajaero urged members to join hands together to make their job easier.

Highpoints of the opening ceremony was the presentation o awards to deserving stakeholders, including the directors-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt Fola Akinkuotu; Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Capt Abdulsalami Mohammed and Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet ).

Ekiti State lawmaker, Hon Princess Titilayo Owolabi Akerele; FAAN Assistant General Manager, Comrade Joseph Atsu Imbusuh and others were also honored with the prestigious award.

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