Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (2005)

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) is a national trade union federation in Nigeria, focusing on unions representing senior staff.


In 1978, trade unions in Nigeria were restructured into 42 industrial unions, and 19 unions representing senior staff. The Nigeria Labour Congress was established to represent the industrial unions. The senior staff unions attempt to found the Federation of Senior Staff Associations of Nigeria, but the government refused to recognise the body. In 1986, it permitted the formation of a loose, consultative body, the Senior Staff Consultative Association of Nigeria (SECSCAN).

In 2005, the law was changed, permitting the formation of multiple national trade union federations, and for senior staff unions to join any federation of their choosing. SECSCAN was dissolved, with most of its affiliates forming a new Trade Union Congress of Nigeria. Soon after, it was a founding affiliate of the International Trade Union Confederation.


As of 2020, the federation has 29 affiliates:

Union Abbreviation
Anacowa Motorcycle Owners' and Riders' Association
Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools ASUSS
Association of Freight and Heavy Goods Carriers of Nigeria AFHGCN
Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria ASCSN
Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions ASSBIFI
Automobile, Boatyard, Transport, Equipment and Allied Senior Staff Association of Nigeria AUTOBATE
Bus Conductors' Association of Nigeria BCAN
Chemical and Non-Metallic Products Senior Staff Association CANMPSSA
Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association CCESSA
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association FOBTOB
Footwear, Leather and Rubber Products Senior Staff Association of Nigeria FWLRPSSA
Hotel and Personal Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria HAPSSSA
National Association of Community Health Practitioners NACHPN
National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers NANPF
National Towing Vehicle Owners' Association NTVOA
Nigeria Merchant Navy Officer and Water Transport Senior Staff Association NMNOWTSSA
Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professions NUAHP
Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria PENGASSAN
Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Senior Staff Association PERESSA
Pulp, Paper and Paper Products, Printing and Publishing Senior Staff Association of Nigeria PPAPPPPSSA
Shop and Distributive Trade Senior Staff Association SHOPDIS
Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies SSEA&AC
Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations Government Owned Companies SSASSCGOC
Senior Staff Association of Shipping, Clearing and Forwarding Agencies SSASCFA
Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research, and Associated Institutions SSAUTHRIAI
Textiles, Garments and Tailoring Senior Staff Association of Nigeria TGTSSAN
Tricycle Owners' Association of Nigeria TOAN
Union of Tipper and Quarry Employers of Nigeria UTQEN



2005: Peace Obiajulu
2007: Peter Esele
2013: Bobboi Bala Kaigama
2019: Quadri A. Olaleye

General Secretaries

2005: John Kolawole
2012: Musa-Lawal Ozigi
2022: Nuhu Toro

External links

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