Comrade Innocent Luka Ajiji has resumed as the acting President General of the Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NUR).
Comrade Ajiji, before now a deputy president general of the NUR, stepped in to the office as acting president general recently as a result of the retirement of the president general, comrade Saidu Garba, who has completed the statutory 35 years in public service with Nigerian Railway.
According to a statement signed by Secretary General of the union in Lagos, Comrade Segun Esan, Comrade Ajiji was employed into the service of the Nigeria Railway Corporation on the 15thSeptember, 1997 as assistant locomotive driver in Kafanchan, headquarters of the north central district of the Corporation after excelling in the initial Diesel training school he attended in Kafanchan. Over the years, Ajiji has attended numerous training programmes locally and overseas.
Among the trainings he attended included Railway Safety and Modern System on British Standard Gauge and advanced motive power operations and maintenance 2013 in United Kingdom and South Africa respectively. He has been promoted a number of times and he is presently a substantive Locomotive Inspector with growing experience and expertise.
Ajiji began his trade union activities when he became the chapter auditor of the Union from 1999 to 2002 and later became the Union’s branch auditor from 2002 to 2005. He has also held offices as district secretary 2008 to 2011; district chairman 2011; vice president general 2011 to 2015; deputy president general 2015 to 2018 where he rose to the post of acting president general till when the Union will go for its delegates conference in December, 2018 when elections to various offices, among other business of the delegates conference, will be held.
Ajiji holds a Diploma in marketing from the University of Jos and he keeps in view a degree in political science in the National Open University of Nigeria. He is happily married and blessed with children. He enjoys as hobbies reading, tourism, lawn tennis and boxing.
It should be recalled that NUR has contributed significantly to the development of national industrial consciousness, trade unionism, labour movement and workers’ rights through the quality and impactful leadership of late Pa Michael Imoudu, Pascal Bafyau, Michael Kolagbodi, Ado Maigoro, Raphael Benjamin Okoro and many others.


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