A BRIEF PROFILE

  • General Secretary, National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN)
  • Member, National Executive Council of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
  • Board Member, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
  • Chairman, Interim Management Committee of First Guarantee Pensions Limited;
  • Vice President IndustriALL Global Union with over 50 million members worldwide based in Geneva.
  • Two-term Secretary-General of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy & Strategy Studies, AANI (2013 – 2017).
  • Two-term Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress (2007 – 2015)
  • Labour Delegate; 2014 National Conference and Deputy Chairman of the National Conference Committee on Civil Society, Labour, Youth and Sports.

EDUCATION

Ilorin Grammar School – 1977

IJMB, ABU Zaria – 1977/1978

B.SC (2nd Class Hons, Upper Division) Economics UNIPORT, Choba, Rivers State – 1985

M.A. in Labour and Development (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands – 1991

Certificate in Industrial Relations Partnership Initiative, George Meany Centre, Maryland USA – 2003

Certificate in Industrial Relations/Labour and Worklife, Harvard Law School, USA – 2003

Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (A.L.I) Media Fellowship Programme. – 2016

Member of National Institute (mni) for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos having attended Senior Executive Course (SEC) 27  – 2005

AUTHOR/PUBLICATIONS

Publications include; 

  1. The Social Relevance of Trade Unionism
  2. The Crises of Pricing Petroleum Products in Nigeria
  3. Collapse of Textile Industry in Nigeria: Implications for Employment  and Poverty Eradication
  4. Tears Not Enough
  5. Reflections on Labour and Trade Unions
  6. Reflections on Industry and Economy
  7. Reflections on Africa and Global Affairs
  8. Reflections on Friends, Comrades and Heroes
  9. Reflections on Good Governance and Democracy
  • Monday/Weekly columnist with Daily Trust.

AWARDS

Recipient of many distinguished awards.

  • 2016 Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (A.L.I) Media Fellowship Programme.
  • Recipient of the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award (August, 2014).