10 things to know about NLC president Joe Ajaero

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) president, Joe Ajaero, was reportedly arrested in Owerri, the Imo state capital.

Here are some facts about the NLC president:

1. Joe Ajaero was born on 17 December 1964, in Emekuku, Owerri North, Imo State

2. He got his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1990

3. In 1998, he obtained a master’s degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of Lagos

4. Joe Ajaero was a research officer at the One Mechanised Infantry Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, between 1990 and 1991 for his NYSC

5. He worked with Vanguard Newspapers as a Labour reporter and rose to Assistant Labour Editor before leaving to join Electricity Union.

6. After that he joined the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) as the Head of Training/Information between 2001 and 2005.

7. He is a unionist, who is the current national president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC.

8. He succeeded Ayuba Wabba who served two terms from 2015 to 2023.

9. He has held various positions including Secretary/Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Vanguard Chapter.

10. He is married with children.

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