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Imo Delegates’ Conference Indefinitely Suspended By NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has indefinitely suspended its planned Delegates Conference in Imo state weeks after the arrest and brutalization of its president, Joe Ajaero.

The National General Secretary of the NLC, Emma Ugboaja, cited “unforeseen circumstances” in a letter addressed to all affiliates, explaining the union’s decision to postpone the Delegates Conference.

Initially, the NLC had notified its affiliates in three state councils that the conference was scheduled for January 10.

Abia, Imo, and Osun states currently have state councils under the leadership of caretaker committees within the NLC.

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However, the NLC general secretary indicated in the letter that the indefinite suspension will not affect conferences in Abia and Osun states.

‘The other two states (Abia and Osun) will still go on as planned,’ he said, assuring members that they would be informed of further developments.

The Eastern Updates highlights a disagreement between Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and the national leadership of the NLC.

Accusing Governor Uzodinma, Ajaero claimed that thugs were mobilized to physically attack him in the run-up to the governorship election.

The incident transpired as Ajaero and other NLC members gathered at the union’s council secretariat in the state capital, preparing for their planned protest in the state.

According to earlier reports, members of the Imo Elders council have paid a scheduled visit to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero in Abuja in a move to find a solution to the ongoing impasse between the state government and the NLC.

The NLC and the TUC had since ordered shutdown of essential services in Imo as protest for the attack on Ajaero and declared a nationwide strike effective November 14, 2023.

The Eastern Updates 

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