Who we are

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) is one of the major trade unions in Nigeria and it has membership in 774 local government areas/councils.

  • Establishment and maintenance of just and proper hours of work, the rate of pay and conditions of service.
  • Establishment and maintenance of a high standard of workmanship and professional practice
  • Promotion and fostering of legislation on local government matters and advancement of career prospects of members, employers in the local government and allied services.
  • Encouragement of gender sensitivity at all levels of the union.
  • Promotion of corporate image of the union both national and internationally by ensuring the continued existence of a strong, virile and well-articulated organization.
  • Encouragement of participation of members in the decision-making process at local, state and national levels.
  • Promotion of the welfare of members
  • Advancement of the education and training of members and employers of the Union.
  • Regulation between workmen and employees and between workmen.

The Mission of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees is to provide equal opportunities to its members through the participation of all and where professionalism, social justice, job security and welfare of its members shall be paramount.

Our Vision is to build a society where we can unite, protect and promote the welfare of our people in which social justice and respect for the rule of law prevail through equitable distribution of the common wealth and the respect for humanity by way of adhering to the concept of good governance.

Our History

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) metamorphosis started in 1919 with the formation of Nigeria Native Authority Staff Union (NNASU). NNASU could not survive for long because of its small membership strength.

This was the era when paid employment was newly introduced and the numbers of people employed were few. NNASU, was inactive due to its small membership strength so it faded away naturally. New Unions began to spring up after the enactment of the Trade Unions Ordinance No. 69 of 1938 which gave opportunity for people in the same industry or profession to come together and form Unions and Association. This development made it possible for a few members of Native Authority from the Western Province to form the Federal Union of Native Authority Staff (FUNAS) in 1942 and the Union was registered on 2nd September of the same year, with Headquarters at Abeokuta headed by Chief A.A. Adegbamigbe.  FUNAS reigned until 1946 when it changed its name to Nigeria Union of Local Authority Staff (NULAS) in order to give it a National Status embracing all employees of Local Authorities with its Headquarters at Ibadan under the leadership of Chief J.O. Olademiji.

The division of the country into regions in 1951 shattered most trade unions. Some could not establish contacts with their National Headquarters while others had to hide under the incompetence of some of their National Leadership to form new unions.  Hence the Eastern District Organization of NULAS Eastern District Township Workers Union and Western Provinces severed connections with their counterparts in the West and formed a new Union called Nigerian Association of Local Government Employees (NALGE). NALGE existed only in the Eastern Province until 1966 when it was deregistered for violating the trade union act.

1977 saw the amalgamation of the following unions to form what is today known as the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).

  1. Nigeria Union of Local Authority Staff
  2. Municipal and Local Municipal Authority Workers Union
  3. Welfare State Conversation workers Union.
  4. Lagos City Council Mechanical and Allied Workers Union
  5. Rivers State Municipal and Local Council Workers Union
  6. Muslim Town Council Workers Union
  7. Ibadan Municipal Council Health Workers Union.
  8. Town and Municipal Authority Staff Union of Nigeria. NULGE was inaugurated on November 8th, 1977 and registered in 1998 deriving its legality from Trade Union (Amendment) Decree 22 of 1978.

NATIONAL PRESIDENTS OF THE UNION

  1. Chief J.A. Woye –                                                           1977
  2. E.O Irelewuyi –                                                               1977 – 1982
  3. Chief Frank Oramulu –                                                 1982 – 1992
  4. Malam Mustapha Abubakar –                                     1992 – 2001
  5. DejiAkinleware –                                                             2001 – 2004
  6. Comrade Chris Aghara,

TundeMonehin and

IbrahimKhaleel – Nat’l Caretaker Chairmen   –                      2004 – 2005

  1. Comrade (Prince) Kingsley Ogba –                                2005 – 2010
  2. Comrade Bashir Olarewaju –                                  Oct, 2010 – March 2011
  3. Comrade Ibrahim KhaleelAbdulkadir, mni –                2011 –Till Date

GENERAL SECRETARIES

  1. M.A. Akinwumi –                                        1977 – 1982
  2. V.A. Anibaba                                  –           1982 – 1985
  3. Alhaji A.A. Salam –                                     1985 – 2005
  4. Comrade Sam Umbugadu –                     2005 – 2007
  5. BamideleOyeniyan –                                 2007  – 2012
  6. Joshua M. Irapakob –                                2012 – 2017
  7. ChukuemekeAguonye –                           2017 – Till Date

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