By Victor Ahiuma-Young
IMMEDIATE past Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties in Edo State, Mr Didi Adodo, has been appointed General Secretary of United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC.
He was also a Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Housing and also Energy in the eight years of Mr Adams Oshiomhole’s government.
Before he was appointed commissioner by Oshiomhole, Adodo was the General Secretary of Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ISSSAN, for 20 years.
During this period, he was also at the same time, Acting General Secretary of Senior Staff Consultative Association of Nigeria, SESCAN, now Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, and General Secretary Congress of Free Trade Unions, CFTU.
ULC in a statement said Adodo’s appointment was ratified by leaders of ULC, during their Central Working Committee, CWC, meeting in Lagos.
ULC lauds confirmation of Onnoghen as CJN
In a related development, the new labour centre, at the CWC meeting, commended the Federal Government for allowing the looming crisis that was almost unfolding in the judiciary to be resolved amicably by sending the name of Justice Onnoghen to the Senate, where he was eventually confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Federation.
According to the communiqué at the end of the meeting, “ULC commends the Federal Government for allowing the conundrum that was almost unfolding in the judiciary to be resolved amicably.
“However, we call on the Federal Government to avoid a recurrence as it poses great danger to our democracy and puts the stability of the nation on a knife’s edge. Serious nations do not toy with such critical issues of constitutionality.”
“We, therefore, call on all the nation’s political actors to ensure the continued independence of the judiciary as a viable and stabilising arm of the tripod that makes our governance whole. It is self-destructive thus exposes our nation to grievous harm if any arm of the government is emasculated in anyway and denied the powers to contribute to an effective and efficient democracy.”