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Festus Osifo Elected New TUC President

Mr Festus Osifo has been elected as the new President General of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC.

Osifo was elected at the 12th Triennial National Delegates’ Conference of the Congress on Wednesday in Abuja.

The theme of the 2022 Conference was “The Working Class Amidst the Challenges of National Security, Unemployment and Democratic Development’’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osifo is expected to pilot the affairs of the labour trade centre for the next three years.

He is also the National President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).

Mr Shehu Mohammed, the returning officer, while announcing the results said that a total of 728 delegates participated in the election.

Mohammed said that Osifo polled 688 votes to defeat his opponent, Mrs Oyikan Olasanoye who polled 18 votes, while 22 votes were declared invalid.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that due to an internal dispute, Wednesday’s election was held for only the office of the President General.

It would be also recalled that Osifo assumed office as President of PENGASSAN on August 28, 2020, and had also served amongst others, as PENGASSAN Producers Forum Chairman, between 2016 and 2018.

The new TUC President is a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), and Society for Petroleum Engineers

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