NAN – Members of the Nigerian labour Congress (NLC) in Kebbi State on Friday elected Malam Murtala Usman, as the new Chairman at its triennial delegates conference held in Birnin Kebbi.
The Returning Officer for the conference, Mr. Kafas Dogonyaro, said that Usman polled 603 votes against the incumbent Chairman, Alhaji Sadiq Kao’je, who garnered 437 votes.
The other officials elected as ex-officio included Malam Samaila Sawwa, Malam Aminu Kangiwa and Malam Abubakar Danladi.
Dogonyaro also announced that other officials of the NLC that were returned unopposed included Malam Yunusa Musa,Vice Chairman; Malam Tasiu Lawal,Vice Chairman; Malam Umar Kalidu, Treasurer and, Malam Abubakar Umar, Auditor.
He described the election as one of the freest nationwide.
The newly elected chairman commended members for electing him and pledged to ensure that workers’ interests were protected through dialogue with authorities.
He called on members to ensure they contributed toward effective implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes by the federal and state governments.