The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees (NUBIFIE) is still an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as provided for and ratified in its constitution, it was learnt yesterday.
The National Administrative Council (NAC) of NUBIFIE, in a statement by its Acting General Secretary, Comrade Odiaka Nwanji, said it has not formed a new union.
Nwanji said it was not among the affiliate unions that formed the new labour movement named United Labour Congress (ULC).
According to him, any amendment to NUBIFIE’s con e approval and documentation with the Registrar of Trade Unions.
He said: “This is the case with the current constitution which was amended at the National Delegates’ Conference in September 2006 at Oshogbo, Osun State and approved and documented by the Registrar of Trade Unions.
“We wish to use this opportunity to state that our Union (NUBIFIE) has not held any National Delegates’ Conference since 2011 when the last one was held and so no amendment of our Union’s Constitution has taken place.”
Nwanji said the claim that NUBIFIE was an affiliate of ULC was “a fraud and an exercise in futility,” adding that “NUBIFIE will continue to remain an affiliate of the NLC under the leadership of Comrade (Dr.) Ayuba Waba.”
Nwanji described reports that NUBIFIE had joined ULC as “a fabrication of falsehood by mischief makers to cause disaffection between our Union and the NLC.”
He urged the NLC and security agencies to arrest and prosecute those behind that false claim.