Kaigama emerges TUC new president

By The Citizen

Mr. Bobboi Kaigama has been elected as the new President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC).

Kaigama defeated Mr. Babatunde Ogun of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria with 356 votes in the election held on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ogun got 314 votes in the peaceful election that was monitored by all past presidents of TUC.

The new TUC President, who is the President of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, is succeeding Mr. Peter Esele.

In his acceptance speech, Kaigama said the new leadership would work with the government and private sector employers to improve the welfare of workers.

'The mandate given to us is to be good ambassadors so that we will better the lot of Nigerian workers,' he said.

Kaigama assured that the new executive would build on the existing foundation in the provision of housing for workers and a new secretariat for the congress.

He said that his team had developed a blue print on the welfare of workers and ways to address various challenges.