Osun workers jubilate as Arapasopo emerges NLC Chairman
Osun workers under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress NLC jubilated over the emergence of Chairman of the Nigeria Civil Service Union, NCSU, Osun State Chapter, Comrade Christopher Arapasopo, as he emerged Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC,Osun State Chapter.
In the keenly contested election held in Osogbo, during the 7th Triennial Delegates Conference, Comrade Christopher Arapasopo polled a total votes of 270 votes to defeat his opponent, Comrade Olumide Faniran, who scored a total votes of 232 votes.
Declaring Comrade Christopher Arapasopo as the winner, National Treasurer, Nigeria Labour Congress and National President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Workers who was the Electoral Officer for the election, Comrade Olatunji Ambali said Comrade Arapasopo, having satisfied all the requirements put in place for the election was declared as winner.
In his acceptance speech shortly after the results of the election in which delegates from the 32 affiliates industrial unions in the state participated, the new state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress,Comrade Christopher Arapasopo promised to accord welfare of workers necessary priority, resuscitate Civil Service Week, embark on resuscitation of Productivity Day as well as resuscitation of Elders/ Leaders Forum to serve as think-tank for the Congress.
While commending Governor Ademola Adeleke for according priority to welfare of serving and retired civil servants in the state, he promised to lead by example.
National Treasurer, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Olatunji Ambali, who spoke with newsmen after the election appreciated the immediate past Caretaker Committee for holding forth and conduct of members during the election.
He charged the newly elected executive members to lead with the fear of God. He had earlier administered oath of office to the new executive members.
Other members of the newly inaugurated Osun NLC executive committee include Mr. Taoheed Babawale and Mr. Emmanuel Adegboye who were elected as Vice Chairmen, Mr. Emmanuel Olawuyi emerged Treasurer, while Mr. Akintunde Ojo and Mrs. Fatimah Olanrewaju were elected Auditors.
Mrs Funke Ibrahim and Tejumade Ayansola were elected as Ex- Officio members.