By Joan Nwagwu
The Central Working Committee (CWC), of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has passed a vote of confidence on its National president, HRM Biobelemoye Josiah, to remain in office until 2023.
The union stated this at a ceremony organised to present its new Acting Secretary General, Mr Auwal-Yusuf Kiyawa, from North-West to members of staff of MHWUN headquarters on Thursday in Abuja.
Josiah said that the decision was reached at the MWHUN CWC meeting held on June 16 where a vote of confidence was passed on him to remain as the union national president.
He, therefore, urged the administrative staff not to hoard any information from the incoming acting Secretary General, to enable him quickly understand the workings of his new office.
He also advised them to render the same support extended to late Silas Adamu to the new Acting Secretary General, to perform his duties optimally.
Josiah recalled the relentless commitment of the late MHWU Secretary General, Silas Adamu and charged the new Acting Secretary General to ensure bureaucracy is seamless in memory of his predecessor.
He said that the meeting also endorsed the appointment of Auwal-Yusuf Kiyawa as the new Acting Secretary General of the union.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Biobelemoye in June was elected as King, Ogbodo VIII, Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe Kingdom, in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
He defeated two other contestants at a final contest to the throne to emerge as a first class traditional stool.
In his response, the new Acting Secretary General, Auwal-Yusuf Kiyawa appreciated the support and role of his zone the North-west in his appointment and promised to uphold the dignity of his new office.
Kiyawa said although he is not new to the challenges of his new office, but called for support from staff of MHWU headquarters and his North-west Zone states not to fail in his new task as well as the confidence reposed in him.
Until his appointment, which is for a period of six months in the first instance, Kiyawa was the Kano State Secretary of MHWUN and North-west Zonal Secretary.
Kiyawa’s appointment, follows the sudden demise of MHWUN Secretary General, Mr Silas Adamu, in a ghastly auto crash on Abuja- Kaduna Expressway, on March 8, that also involved the death along with his wife and daughter and had since been buried. (NAN)