By Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”LEADERSHIP of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Delta State led by Comrade Mike Okeme has described alleged encroachment of a member of the state House of Assembly on the piece of land allocated several years ago to the State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to build its permanent site as a slap on the union.
Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Mike Okeme, has, therefore, vowed to take up the matter head long until the land was relinquished by the member (names withheld).
Already the said lawmaker from Delta South senatorial district is currently erecting a private building on the land which was said to have been officially allocated to the state NUJ by the state government.
The NLC boss assured journalists in the state of total support in ensuring that it (NUJ) reclaimed its land.
Okeme stated this when members of the state NUJ executive, led by Comrade Osita Biose, paid him a courtesy call in his office at Asaba.
He said â€œthe NLC will resist all attempts employed by the encroachers no matter how highly placed they areâ€.
He expressed gladness over the peaceful settlement of the leadership crisis that bedevilled the union for the past years.
Comrade Biose had earlier acknowledged the role of the NLC, under the leadership of Comrade Mike Okeme, throughout the period the Council had its internal crises which, according to him, has since been resolved.
He added that the NUJ executive would be transparent in its dealings and run an open door administration.