At least 700 delegates and observers are would take part in a two-day National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The conference themed; “Towards a Decade of Activism for the Promotion of Labour Unity and National Rebirth and Development” deliberate on national issues and unity in the labour movement.
General Secretary of the Congress, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that the constitution provided how delegates would be selected.
Ozo-Eson was optimistic that at the end of the conference, the NLC and Labour would be able to play roles in achieving the goals specified in the theme of the conference.
In his words, Ozo-Eson said; “We are expecting 700 delegates for today’s (Feb.5) programme from industrial unions in the country.
“The constitution provides how delegates are allocated. Three delegates are allocated to each industrial union on the basis of equality and one additional delegate is then allocated to every N5 million check-off dues.
“Based on that contribution, we have just about 700 delegates. But beyond the delegates, unions are also free to bring in observers. Because this is a key event and most unions want to have many of their members to be part of it.
“In addition, we have guests that are invited from within and outside the country. About 1,500 people will be present at the opening ceremony,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the tenure of the current leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, led by Mr Ayuba Wabba who was elected in 2015, expires this month.
The two-day conference is expected to re-affirm the current leadership of the union.
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