September 26, 2023


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LAWAN sets to induct prominent Nigerians into Hall of fame as she celebrates @ 40.

        Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila
Members of the Labour Writers Association of Nigeria (LAWAN) are set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the  body, come Thursday, 21st October 2021, at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, during which prominent Nigerians are to be inducted into Hall of fame. 

 Among the  dignitaries are the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Kogi state  counterpart,  Yahaya Bello, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chief Chris Ngige, the former National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

Others include labour unions leaders, banks and corporate bodies among others.   

With the Theme, “Growing Insecurity and Unemployment: The Wayforward” the lecture would be delivered by the Director General of Michael Imodu National Institute for Labour Studies, Comrade Issa Aremu.

 Aimed at celebrating the contributions of labour writers to the national development in the last 40 years, the event is expected to attract labour and political leaders, who have distinguished themselves in different walks of life. 

In a press  statement issued and signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Association, Mrs. Bimbola Oyesola and Ufomba Uzuegbu,  the Association said it is very confident that the quality of Speakers expected at the event would proffer solutions to the myriads of security and unemployment  challenges confronting the nation.

      LAWAN Chairman Mrs. Bimbola Oyesola.

According to the Association, there could not be a better time for Nigeria than now to have such programme that would address insecurity, job creation, inflation as well as general economic disruptions that might bring the nation to its kneels. 

 “Over the years, our colleagues from print, electronic and online media have been vigorously involved in trying to proffer solutions to various challenges affecting virtually  all parts of the nation.

“In the last 40 years, LAWAN, as a body, has remained an unwavering pillar of support to the organised labour, the people and government by ensuring that we bridge communication gaps among them.  

“I recall that our commitment to ensure the best for workers and Nigerians in general has seen the founders of this association as well as those currently on ground putting their energies forward to achieve this in the face of several crises between organised labour and the employers. 

“We have no doubt that the array of dignitaries expected, will speak truth to the  powers that be and create a pathway for the government to find a lasting and enduring solution to the intractable security challenges that our dear country has unfortunately found itself.” 

Also expected at the event are NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, TUC President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, 
labour unions leaders, the  Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, and some
members of the State House of Assembly, among others.