President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Ayuba Wabba on his election as the President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

He extended his goodwill message to the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

The President joined members of the NLC and all Nigerian workers in celebrating Wabba’s victory at ITUC poll, the largest trade union federation in the world.

He described the success as further signals of the “great work” the union had been doing in ensuring the welfare of workers.

“As the first African to head the ITUC, President Buhari believes the labour leader will bring his wealth of experience in persuasion and negotiation to the new position, assuring him of the Federal Government’s support,” the statement said.

President Buhari wished the NLC President a successful tenure.