21st November, 2013
Emeka Wogu, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Productivity, will on 26 November, in Asaba, capital of Nigeria’s Delta state, declare open a summit of African local government workers.
Delegates from no fewer than 35 African countries are expected at the summit under the auspices of African Municipal and Local Government Union Network (AMALGUN), an umbrella body for all local government employees in Africa.
Delta State President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade David Ofoeyenu, who made this known in Asaba, said the summit would be centred on the sustenability of local governments in Africa as a pinnacle of development in the grassroots of administration.
Ofoeyenu who noted that it will be the first time that NULGE would be hosting the whole of Africa, attributed the breakthrough to the labour friendly disposition of Governor Uduaghan who is the grand patron of AMALGUN.
Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker, House of Representatives, is expected to be the guest of honour, while Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State would be the Chief Host.
The Cross River State governor Liyel Imoke is also expected as one of the special guests.