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Nigeria @ 60 Is Sill More Unequal Than Nigeria In 1960 – Issa Aremu

Issa Aremu

Issa Aremu

Comrade Issa Aremu has come out to say that Nigeria at 60 should work for all citizens, not some of us.

He recently revealed that there is a need for proper monetary and fiscal measures that will get rid of inequality income and opportunities in our nation.

According to him, it is very sad that Nigeria in 2020 is still more unequal than it was at independence in 1960.

He added that it is always very unfair to see the few rich getting richer while the several poor get poorer by the hour.

His words, β€œYes as many as 100 million .. are living bellow poverty level, but we should also not forget that Nigeria is the home of few richest men and women of the world”.

β€œNigeria parades 4 of the global billionaires. Yes you can also say Nigeria is indeed capital of prosperity for a tiny few”

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Issa Obalowu Aremu (born January 8, 1961) is a Nigerian trade union activist and labor leader. He is the general secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NVTGTWN) and vice president of the IndustriALL Global Union.

Comrade Issa Aremu is a member of the executive council of the Nigerian Labour Congress, and served as the vice president of the congress during the tenure of Adams Oshiomole.

Aremu attended the Ilorin Primary School and completed his secondary school education at the Ilorin Grammar School, Oko erin, Garin Alimi, Ilorin, Kwara State. Aremu graduated with B.sc Honors in Economics at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state in 1985.

He is an alumnus of the George Meany Labour Centre, Maryland, Washington, USA and holds a master’s degree in Labour and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, ISS, in the Hague, Netherlands. Aremu joined the Labour movement as Head of the Economic/Research Department of the NLC.


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