Makwayiba, WFTU President begins 3 day working visit to Nigeria
The President of World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), Comrade Mzwandile Michael Makwayiba arrived in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday on a three day working visit with labour leaders to review activities.
According to the schedule of movement, he will confer with Nigerian affiliates and other leaders today, Tuesday before proceeding to Abuja tomorrow for another round of discussions with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at the Labour House, Abuja.
A statement released by the TUC Assistant Secretary General (Media), Comrade Kenneth Mokwenye, he will return to Lagos with his team on 25th January.
The statement added that “the WFTU President shall also meet with the leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), after which he will address a Press Conference on various labour issues in general and particularly as Nigeria is planning to host the forthcoming Pan African Congress of the WFTU in July 2017”.
The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) was established in Paris, France in 1945 and represents over eighty six million (86) workers in more than one hundred and twenty six (126) countries around the world, with its Corporate Secretariat at 40 Zan Moreas Street, Athens, Greece.
The body stands as the central body for global trade union movement and during the series of meeting Makwayiba will attend issues bordering on minimum wage and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will be reviewed.