The new President of the National Association of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Ben Nnabue, says Welfare of workers will be his major priority as he is ready to end workers’ victimisation in the industry.
Speaking with reporters after his election in Asaba, the Delta State capital, Nnabue said he would resist concession, casualisation and job loss in the sector.
According to him, welfare of workers will remain paramount. He said the union has declared an emergency in the condition of service.
Nnabue explained that a four- point agenda of leadership, security, welfare of members and financial autonomy has been mapped out for the union.
He promised to construct a 45-room hotel on NUATE’s property in Beesam in Lagos.
Nnabue said this would enable the union to depend on internally generated revenue for self-sustenance.
He said a new means of communication among NUATE members across the country would be introduced to keep members posted with activities of the union.
While assuring members that he would execute his campaign promises, he appealed to them to work with the new team to achieve their goals.
Nnabue over the weekend defeated four other contestants to win.
He thanked the NUATE ‘s immediate past president, Comrade Mohammed Safiyanu, for his support.
Meanwhile, Safiyanu urged the new executive to remain focus, especially as the issue of airport concession was in the front burner.
Safiyanu said it would enable them to approach the issue with all seriousness, saying it would be a great challenge if not well tackled, which may lead to problems.