Joe Ajaero, on Wednesday, February 8, emerged as the new National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), unopposed.
Who is Joe Ajaero?
Born in Imo, Southern Nigeria, Joe Ajaero prior to joining the labour union, was a Research Officer at the One Mechanised Infantry Division Nigerian Army Kaduna between 1990 and 1991.
He was Senior Reporter/Correspondent, before rising to the position of Assistant News Editor at Vanguard Newspapers.
He was also Secretary/Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Vanguard Chapter, Member Central Working Committee and National Executive Council of the NUJ (1997-1999) and National Ex-Officio (1997-1999).
He was also the Secretary General of the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees.
Comrade Ajaero is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FCIMC) and Member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), Nigeria Industrial Relations Association (NIRA), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) as well as an Associate Member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the Prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1990.
The unionist bagged a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Times Journalism Institute in 1994, a Masters Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of Lagos in 1998.
He also obtained a Certificate in Advance Tariff Structuring and Subsidy Design Option from the IP3 Cape Town, South Africa, in 2003.
He is married with kids.
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