June 13, 2021

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Bayelsa NLC Chairman Bags Leadership Award

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The Bayelsa State chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade John Ndiomu has received the prestigious Pan-African Servant Leadership Award from the African Students Union Parliament (ASUP) as an icon of nation building.
The occasion which held at the state secretariat of NLC in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, was witnessed by labour leaders in the state including the state chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr. Tomorrow Kalama.
Presenting the award, speaker of the parliament, Mr. Kewul Sule of Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana said Ndiomu deserved the award due to his labour union leadership qualities which endeared him to the heart of the pan-African students union.
Represented by the deputy speaker of ASUP, Mr. Epah Counedji of the University De Cocody, Abidjan, Cote D’Voure , the speaker said they were in the state on a campaign against drug abuse and cultism, which, according to him, were gradually killing the dreams of African youths.
He said they decided to pay a courtesy call on and honour the NLC chairman for his selfless services especially on his resilience towards the actualization of the payment of the new minimum wage of N30,000 to the workers.
He said “our core concept is pan-Africanism which means the development of Africa by Africans and for Africans. What we have seen in NLC Bayelsa and in the chairman, Comrade John Bipre Ndiomu, is selfless service, commitment and workers welfare. That is why we are here.
“We are very much aware that with his liaising with the state government, the payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage was implemented for the welfare of the workers,” he added.
Responding, the recipient, Ndiomu, said he was humbled by the Pan-African students’ award, stating that the honour came to him as a surprise.
While thanking the continental students body for recognizing his modest achievement as a labour unionist, he also commend them for championing a course against drug abuse and cultism, noting that with their likes, there was hope for Africa.
He pointed out that the award would encourage him to be more selfless and dedicated in his service to humanity.

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