Ijaw laud Lakemfa’s election as OATUU scribe
Ijaw Monitoring Group has described the choice of Comrade Owei Lakemfa of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, as the elected Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity, OATUU, as a pride to the Niger Delta region.
A congratulatory message by Comrade Joseph Evah on behalf of the Ijaw group, said: “Lakemfa is a post-independence think-thank that built the workers union in Nigeria, adding that the injustice in the Niger Delta where he was born contributed to his strong desire to eradicate poverty among Nigerian workers.
“This honour is a confirmation that our son from Ijaw- land is a global citizen and labour struggle in Africa and the world at large will benefit from this icon of human rights and press freedom.
“We are proud that Owei Lakemfa, a journalist, labour historian and radical trade unionist extraordinaire, symbolizes Niger Delta’s love for freedom, hardwork and human value for mankind.”