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Mourning of Ex-NLC President, Chiroma by Buhari and Zulum



The passing of veteran labour leader and former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ali Chiroma, has been met with condolences from Former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Chiroma, aged 91, succumbed to a brief illness on Tuesday, April 2 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Buhari praised the deceased for his significant contributions to both the economy and the labour movement, extending beyond Nigeria’s borders.

Describing Chiroma as indomitable, insightful, and courageous, Buhari also acknowledged his unwavering support during his presidency.

Expressing sympathy for the bereaved family, government, and people of Borno State, Buhari prayed for strength for them to endure the loss.

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, also shared his sorrow over Chiroma’s demise.

In a statement, Zulum emphasized the inevitability of death, urging the family to seek solace in Allah.

Highlighting Chiroma’s commitment to the welfare of Nigerian workers, Zulum hailed him as a fearless champion of the working class.

Chiroma, who held the NLC presidency from 1984 to 1988, also led the defunct Rural Health Workers of Nigeria, now known as the Medical and Health Workers Association, in 1960.

Zulum offered prayers for the soul of the late unionist and elder statesman and extended condolences to the Borno Elders Forum.