ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) on the passing of its National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel.
A spokesman of the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Thursday, said Buhari also commiserated with the family of the deceased.
Khaleel was until his demise a Board member of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), representing the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The statement said “The President pays tribute to the labour leader who was on the frontline of mobilising the nation’s workforce at the grassroots to greater productivity and efficiency, while also ensuring the protection of workers’ rights and welfare.
“President Buhari notes that Khaleel’s unique contributions to labour, governance and democracy issues in the country will be missed immensely, particularly his many years of constant and strong advocacy for local government autonomy.”
It said Buhari “prays almighty God to grant repose to the dead and comfort to his beloved family and all who mourn.”