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Former NLC President Ali Ciroma Is Dead

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April 3, (THEWILL)- A former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ali Ciroma, is dead.

Ciroma was the president of the NLC from 1984 to 1988 when he was forced out of office by the then-military administration of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, which dissolved the union.

Born in 1933, Ciroma died on Tuesday evening at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, at the age of 91.

A family member of the late Labour Leader and Secretary of the Borno State Council, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ali Ibrahim Ciroma, confirmed his passing in a statement.

“It is with deep sorrow that I announce the death of Comrade Ali Ciroma, former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

“The sad event occurred this evening (Tuesday, April 2) at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

“The burial for the repose of the deceased will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, 4pm at the residence of the deceased, No. 7A along Galadima Road near Muhammadu Shuwa Memorial Hospital (Nursing Home), Maiduguri,” the statement read.

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