Comrade Sunny James AGS Lagos of CCESSA participated in the just concluded workshop/training held in Accra, Ghana from 28th – 30th November 2022. The workshop was focused on building capacity for organizing.
My Dearly Beloved Comrades and Social partners
I want to, from the profundity of my heart, use this medium to congratulate us all for the journey thus far. I wish to specially salute your resilience, courage, and determination in our collective struggle for better working conditions and the general welfare of workers in the construction industry in Nigeria despite the myriad of challenges, ranging from economic, social, and security.
Comrades, you would recall, that when we set out on the 8th day of April this year by your collective mandate, our resolve was to entrench gender equality, integrity, innovation, transparency, proactive and dynamic leadership. Today, although the life of this current administration is relatively new; having been in office for barely eight months, you would agree with me that we have collectively started this great stride on a good pedestal, especially in view of what we have been able to accomplish within the period.
As you may be aware, we have since commenced work at the National Secretariat building. We are vigorously pursuing the project and hope that in no distant time we would be able to take it to a point where we can move the secretariat administration, which is currently in a rented apartment into the building. We have also been able to reconcile and reintegrate our comrades who felt aggrieved back into our fold in the spirit of comradeship. Efforts are equally being made to ensure that more house units are inaugurated. To this end, I implore and solicit your usual support to enable us to achieve our collective objectives. Consequently, all hands must be on deck as much more needs to be accomplished. There is need to reiterate that our collective efforts are needed to make CCESSA the envy of other unions. We all must be willing to sacrifice for our great union to grow to such a level that we all will be proud of.
Comrades, as the year 2022 gradually winds down, we should not be unmindful of what lies ahead, the uncertainty that looms in the industry, due to non-payment for already executed and ongoing projects, the global economic recession occasioned by the Russian-Ukraine war, the galloping inflation and the forthcoming general elections slated for early 2023. We must therefore be pragmatic, astute in planning, proactive to the changes that may be witnessed, and above all, fervent in our prayers. These challenges notwithstanding, I am hopeful as we look forward to a better year ahead.
Once again, I wish you all Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year ahead.
Long live CCESSA!
The National President of CCESSA Comrade Engr. Ayodeji Adeyemo Ph.D. FNSE represented the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on the 22nd of November 2022 at the stakeholders meeting on the review of the Construction Safety Regulations 2022 held at the Ministry of Labour, Federal Secretariat, Abuja FCT.
The National President (Comrade Engr. Ayodeji Adeyemo Ph.D., FNSE) at the CCESSA Secretariat Abuja today 15th November 2022 in group photographs with the staff and a presentation by Comrade Yinka.
Nigeria on 8 November deposited with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. It becomes the 22nd country next to Panama to ratify the said convention.
On the same day, Nigeria also deposited with the ILO the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention No. 187 on the Promotional Framework for the Occupational Safety and Health Convention.
BWI lauded Nigeria and its trade union affiliates in the country for its historic twin ratification of the said instruments. The global union said that the ratifications point to the success of its campaigns on gender equality and workplace health and safety.
Dredging International Port Harcourt had its House Unit Election on the 11th of November 2022 and new Executive Committee members were elected.
The Election was free, fair, and credible. Comrade Graham Ogbegbe emerged as the Chairman and Comrade Victor Ebietan as Secretary. Congratulations to the new Exco!
Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) Women, representing CCESSA at the Trade Union Congress (TUC ) annual women’s workshop/seminar in Lagos, Nigeria, with the theme: promoting women’s social and economic rights: the Trade Union approach.
The CCESSA women representative (Comrade Abigail Amadi) uses this medium to thank our amiable President, Comrade Engr Ayodeji Adeyemo PhD, FNSE for supporting CCESSA women. We are happy with you, your executives, and CCESSA at Large.
The National President Comrade Engr. Ayodeji Adeyemo FNSE PhD in Madrid Spain for Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI) World Congress holding on 4th – 7th October 2022.
The National Officers of CCESSA , Central Executive Committee (CEC) members, held a meeting in the Tokyu Grand Hotel on the 29th of September 2022 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, held their National Delegates Conference on 16th September 2022, the event took place at the Julius Berger head office Abuja. All serving Officers were returned elected. Among those returned are: Chairman – Comrade Sylvester Erayokan and the Secretary Comrade Jamiu Akinola.
Present during the election are: The National President of CCESSA – Comrade Engr. Ayodeji Adeyemo PhD FNSE, the Zonal Vice President Abuja Comrade Esther Asabe Ahmadu and the General Secretary Comrade Ezekhumhe Otaru George.
The National President and the entire CCESSA family congratulates the newly elected Officers.