The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has returned its President, Prof. Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, unopposed for a second term of four years.
Baruwa will head a 17-member National Administrative Council (NAC) of NURTW who were equally elected to administer the affairs of the union for the next four years.
Baruwa alongside other national executive members were sworn in on Wednesday during the 10th Quadrennial National Delegate Conference.
The conference was held in Lafia, Nasarawa State, following their election at the Special Zonal Delegates Conference on May 24 2023 in line with the Constitution of the Union.
Performing the swearing-in, the External Legal Adviser, Barr. Sunday Oluwole on behalf of Tolu Babaleye & Co. charged the officials to uphold the Constitution in piloting the affairs of the union for the next four years.
In his acceptance speech, Baruwa expressed gratitude to the delegates and members of the union for the confidence they reposed in him just as he promised to carry everyone along and not to let them down.
The conference was attended by 33 states including Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ) with 5 delegates from each state.
The communique jointly signed by the President, Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa and General Secretary, Anthony Asogwa Chukudi respectively issued at the end of the event, commended the steps taken so far by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to revamp the economy for the overall interest of the people.
The communique read in part: “The conference in session after critical assessing President Tinubu administration though less than three months in office, expressed satisfaction with the steps taken so far towards revamping the economy of the country for the overall benefit of the people.
“We also express our support for his administration’s policies and program with the belief that if transparently implemented it will reduce hardship being encountered by the masses.
“We want to also express our gratitude to the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police Nasarawa State and other security agencies for their cooperation and understanding by providing security leading to the success of the 10th National Delegates Conference where the elected National Administrative Council Officers were nominated and elected at the six Special Zonal Councils delegate conference of the union concurrently in 24th May 2023 were finally inaugurated”.
The NURTW also commended the Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. A. A Sule for his support and labour-friendly disposition to the union during the conference.
The union also commended the delegates for their large turnout, orderliness and maturity before, during and after the conference.
The National Administrative Council officers include Alh. Aliyu Isa Ore: Deputy President, Alh. Bello Maduganari, National Treasurer, Chief Eugene Eze Job, Vice President, Chief Comrade Olalekun Salami. Vice President, Comrade Monday Eleazar: Vice President and Alh. Salihu Adamu: Vice President.
Others are; Alh. Bello Adamu: Vice President , Alh. Aliyu Tanimu: Vice President, Chief Comrade Anthony Ewa: Deputy National Treasurer, Alh. Danjuma Sa’idu: National Auditor, Chief Comrade Herbert Iwuji: National Trustee, Alh. Abedeen Olajide: National Trustee, Chief Comrade Odion Olaye: National Trustee, Prince Comrade Isa Dahiru: National Trustee, Alh. Suleman Adamu, National Trustee, Alh. Hamisu Kasuwardaji: National Trustee and Dinyoerinyu Eminah: National Financial Secretary.