BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG
NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, weekend said the sudden death of Mr. Bamidele Aturu, a foremost labour lawyer and activist, was a tragic blow to the labour movement in Nigeria.
Mr. Aturu, 49, died after a brief illness.
NLC in a statement by its President, Mr. Abdulwahhed Omar, lamented that Aturu, until his death, was not only NLC official lawyer, he was a very resourceful ally of the entire labour movement as a consistent comrade who committed his entire adult life to the struggle for a better society.
According to the statement, “Mr. Aturu worked with the NLC on several projects including representing us at the National Labour Advisory Council, NLAC; as well as researches on trade union and workers rights aside consistently standing as our counsel at various civil and industrial courts in different parts of Nigeria at very considerate costs, most times spending his money to fund his transportation.”