TEXT OF A GOODWILL MESSAGE BY NLC PRESIDENT, COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, mni TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGISTS (NAAT) AT ITS 4TH NATIONAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE HELD ON 11TH FEBRUARY, 2020
I bring you fraternal greetings on the occasion of your union’s 4th National Delegates Conference. I want to congratulate the leadership of your union for putting together this conference. It is our expectation that this conference will further strengthen your union for the numerous tasks and struggles that are ahead of you.
I am delighted that this conference affords the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) an opportunity to recruit leaders who will carry the banner of your union forward for the next four years. I am also very excited that this conference offers all of us the space and time to re-evaluate the state of education in Nigeria especially with regards to specialized professions such as academic technologists.
I will start by congratulating the current leadership of your union for fighting hard for the welfare of your members during your tenure in office. It is also heartwarming that your struggles were not in vain. The improvement in your collective bargaining agreements with government on issues of your members’ salary and general condition of service bear credence to the purposeful leadership that the incumbent executive of your great union has been able to chart.