By Appolos Christian
Following the leadership tussle rocking the Nigerian Civil Service Union(NCSU), the inaugurated a seven members caretaker committee to run the affairs of the union, pending the determination of the substantive matter in court.
The National Industrial Court on November 1, ordered the union to maintain status quo, therefore returned the old leadership lead by Comrade Kiri Mohammed whose tenure expired in 2017 back to power.
In compliance to the court order, Comrade Kiri Mohammed, told reporters in Abuja that as the nation’s oldest industrial union in the country; he has come to do the needful as directed by the court.
Kiri who completed his tenure as President of the Union told an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the Union that he was reporting back to the union as National President in obedience to an order of National Industrial Court which asked the union to maintain the position it was in 2017 pending the determination of the suit before it.
However, Comrade Mohammed told the meeting which took place at the national Secretariat in Abuja that having retired from service, he was stepping down from the position of national President, but had to resume as National President in obedience to the order of the court.
While thanking members of the Union for the confidence reposed in him and his Executive members, Comrade Mohammed who is also the deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress said the task ahead of the Union was one that required all members to work together in their collective interest.
He said having retired from service; he found it necessary not to continue in office as national President especially when his tenure has expired, but had to return to office in obedience to the order of the court and resigned his office to have way for the emergency of a new Leadership for the progress of the party.
The caretaker committee is headed by Comrade Lawrence Amaechi who was elected national President at the delegate’s conference of the Union to replace Comrade Kiri Mohammed.
Other members of the caretaker committee areCom. Jubrin K. Bancir Member, Com. Oluwole A. Sunday member, Com. Ibrahim A. Bawa member, Com. Ismail A. Galadi member, Com. Jerome C. A. Ilokwu member and Com. Horsefall Peaceman members
Amaechi is to lead the union till the suit in Court is disposed off, with a mandate to challenge the ruling of the National Industrial Court at the Court of Appeal.