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NLC MOURNS LATE COMRADE UNYIME DAVID USORO

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Akwa Ibom State Council, on behalf of the Labour Movement nationwide, mournfully announces the untimely death of Comrade Unyime David Usoro, who passed on to eternity on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 after a
protracted illness.

A Field Marshall of the Workers’ Liberation Movement, the Late Comrade Unyime Usoro, a Certified Accountant (CNA), and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), was a two-térm’ State Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (1999 -2007) and rose to command the Struggle as the Stațe Chairman
of Congress between 2007 and 2015. Within this period, he also served as the State Chairman of the Radio, Television and Theatre Workers’ Union (RATTAWU), a Union which he was a founding member during his youthful days in the service of the Akwa Ibom State Council for Arts and Culture.

Comrade Unyime Usoro, who also attended the Ruskin College Oxford, United Kingdom, was appointed a member of the Transition Committee for the take-off of the Governor Udom Emmanuel Administration in 2015, and was later on appointed Honorary Special
Adviser on Labour Matters to His Excellency, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel on 1st March, 2016, a position he held till April 30, 2019. An ardent educationist, the Late Comrade Unyime Usoro was the founder of Pinnacle Schools, Uyo, where he served as the Chairman, Board of Directors till his death.

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Our Comrade literally gave his life to the Labour Movement, having spent all his prime years (more than 25 years) in the unending struggle for the protection and defense of the rights of workers, pensioners and trade unions. The vacuum that has been created
by his demise will definitely be difficult to fill as he was always the Counselor of last resort for the leadership of Congress.

While awaiting the announcement of final funeral rites by the bereaved family, the State Executive Council (SEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress has directed that flags of Congress should be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for our fallen hero. All industrial unions affiliated to the NLC are also directed to fly their Union flags at half-mast.

We express our condolences, on behalf of the workers of Akwa ibom State to the
bereaved family.

COMRADE (ELDER) SUNNY JAMES
STATE CHAIRPERSON