The Nigerian economy has not been stable over the years as it depended mainly on international economic system and this unfortunately, became increasingly hostile. The Nigerian Economy had been seriously affected by massive devaluation of the National currency, the Naira, by the Structural Adjustment Programme introduced by the Military. Couple with this, is the instability in the prices of crude oil in the International market, crude oil being the major source of foreign exchange earnings in the country.

That the Hospitality industry is very vulnerable to economic uncertainty and volatility is due to the fact that it depends almost entirely on the economy. An economy that pullout of the challenges of COVID-19 experience and other variables like inflation rates, high cost of food items, Bank lending rates, taxes and double taxation which are directly or indirectly influenced by the National economy affects the Hospitality, Catering and Tourism industry.

All these impacts negatively on the productive sector of the economy such as the Hospitality, Tourism, Catering, Restaurant, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors which are already over stretched with multiple taxation and high cost of diesel to power their generators.

The Union held its first Workshop in 2019 at Food Union Hotel, Ojudu; Berger in Lagos from 11th to 13th April, 2019 with sixty five participants in attendance with the theme: The Role of Trade Unions in Organisation Building: The Hospitality, Catering, Tourism and Surveillance Industry Experience.

Topics discussed at the Workshop are:

1. Building Effective Social Dialogue System for the Enhancement of industrial Peace and Harmony presented by Chief Samuel Alabi - Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

2. Promoting Workplace Discipline and Rules: Trade Union Role. The discussion of the topic was anchored by   Chief Samuel Alabi - Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

3. The Role of Trade Unions in Conflict Management in an Organisation. Mr Adeniyi Ologun, the Executive Secretary, Hotel & Personal Services Employers' Association led the discussion. 

4. Managing pre and post Retirement Stress/Health Challenges. The discussion was led by Comrade Dr. Leke Success - General Secretary, National Union of Hotels & Personal Services Workers.  




The Nigeria Labour Congress Wishes Labour Party a Successful Presidential Primaries in Asaba, Delta State on the 30th of May 2022


A Press Release


The Nigeria Labour Congress relishes with great gusto the renewed sense of hope sweeping across the country as a rejuvenated Labour Party makes giant political strides all over the country. It is no longer news that credible, progressive and patriotic politicians, market women, professionals, artisans and the youth of our country are daily trooping to the Labour Party. It is dawning on reactionary politicians that the Labour Party is fully astir and ready to roar.

The readiness of the Labour Party to roar is proved by the fact that party’s engagement with the political process in Nigeria is shaped by issues that are dear to the people of Nigeria especially as contained in the Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands. Our Charter of Demands talks about the prioritization of investment in the education and health sectors. Our Charter of Demands places premium interest in the security of lives and property as the foundation of socio-economic renaissance.

We commend and support the leadership of the Labour Party led by Comrade Julius Abure who is a former trade union leader for working with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to reposition the Labour Party. Millions of Nigerian workers and pensioners are latching on the new vigor and vision of the Labour Party to take ownership of the long-suspended delivery of the Nigeria of our collective dreams.

Such dreams are epitomized by the success of the Labour Party in different parts of the world. A few days ago, the Labour Party in Australia was overwhelmingly voted into power as Australians yearned for major reforms that would deliver a country that works for all.

As the Labour Party elects her candidates at the National Convention of the Party in Asaba on Monday, 30th of May 2022, we urge the delegates to only elect candidates who subscribe to Workers Charter of Demands.

Delegates should be wary of aspirants who only mouth their progressive credentials. Weighty consideration should be given to candidates whose track record demonstrates panache, restraint, integrity and fiscal discipline. We want delegates to elect candidates who are pro-Nigeria and pro-workers and who will unite the country.

Our ideal candidates must not be looters but patriots who will transform every kobo earned as revenue by Nigeria into valuable projects that elevate the narrative of our national development. Our ideal candidates must leave no one behind particularly educated and non-educated youths. We must restore hope in the future of our youths.

We enjoin Nigerian youths to continue to identify with the Labour Party and adopt the party fully as their own. The job of unseating and retiring deadwood politicians whose worldview of politics is self-service and nepotism has begun in full earnest. The task will not be easy but just as President Nelson Mandela said: “It appears impossible until it is done”.

The new Labour Party is the party for workers, pensioners, ordinary Nigerians, the talakawas, the family, papa, mama, ‘pikin’, farmers, market women and men, and small and medium enterprises operators as the party symbolizes a human-centered approach to development.

The grand train of the Nigerian people and workers roars! The time is Now!! No Sentiments!!! If not Now? When? Yes! We Can!! We Move!!!


Comrade Ayuba Wabba, mni


29th May 2022




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