NURTW to NLC: You Can’t Impose Baruwa on Us

NURTW state chairmen have warned the NLC to stop dragging the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chief Simon Lalong, into the issues, stating that the minister, as a father figure, was only trying to mediate to ensure peace.

The leaders stated that the NURTW could handle its affairs without interference from any external body.

The letter read: ” We can address our internal challenges with the support of our past leaders and veterans through the constitutional provision of our union. We have already taken proactive steps towards making sure that the extant provisions of our constitution are strictly adhered to,”

The NURTW state chairmen informed NLC that the tenure of Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa had since expired, and efforts were on-going to elect new national leaders.

“Our union constitution provides for zonal elections followed by national affirmation towards electing new leadership. And these constitutional requirements have already manifested in the zonal elections conducted on the 5th of October, 2023″, he said.

Therefore, the Union warned that it might be forced to embark on street protests and total occupation of NLC if its leadership continued to meddle in NURTW’s internal affairs.

Leaders of the NURTW under Baruwa were zero in terms of performance or relevance in all NLC organs/ activities, the union claimed, stating that the union might be forced to exercise its rights of freedom of association by pulling out of the NLC.