Former Deputy National President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Vice President Industrial Global Union All, Comrade Issa Aremu has declared his intention to run for the post of governor of Kwara state during the 2019 election.
Issa Aremu has a Master’s degree in Labour and Development from the Institute for Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (honours) in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and is an alumnus of the George Meany Labour Centre, Maryland, Washington, USA (1987 and 2003).
Aremu joined the Nigerian labour movement as Head of the Economic/Research department of the Nigeria Labour Congress. In August 1989, he joined the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria. After 20 years, he became the General Secretary of this union.
Aremu was a two-term Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress and was also elected as its Deputy President.
Aremu has distinguished himself as a leader of the Nigerian trade union movement. He has been globally acknowledged as an ambassador of the trade union movement and is a member of key institutions across the world.