State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Nnewi Village/Town: Amichi Contact Address Trade Union Congress of Nigeria ( TUC) 338, Ikorodu Road, Idi-oroke Bus Stop Maryland, Lagos Contact Telephone: 234-1-4932778,4932767, 234-8033150750 Comrade Mrs Peace N. Obiajulu was born about 50 years ago to the family ofAgo Abuchukwu in Amichi. Anambra Slate. She is a lady of quintessence who has demonstrated the power and gift of charismatic quality typical in respected Igbo Women and great African Women of note. She has carried herself with poise and dignity to fight for the good of the common man. She is blazing the trail in a Mission which no other heroic African Woman has ever trod in the Labour Movement in Africa. She is a Woman among Men and Women of Note. Education • St Andrew's Primary School Onitsha • Anglican Girls'Grammar School Onitsha WASC Division I. 1971 • School of Nursing and Midwifery. University College Hospital Ibadan completed 1978 • University of Ibadan. School of Nursins BSc Nursing 1984 • Hon Doctorate Degree in Public Administration Hon Ph. D. Evangel Christian University Monroe Louisiana. USA Work Experience and Employment History • Senior Officer 1. Health Department. Nigeria Telecommunications Dept. (NITEL) 1988 • Senior Manager. NITEL • NITEL Senior Staff Association, member Central Working Committee 1988 1991 • Treasurer, Senior StaffAssociation, NITEL 1991 1997 • President. Senior Staff Association NITEL 1997 2001 • First Elected Woman into the National Body, Senior Staff Association of Utilities, Statutory Corporations and Government Companies ( SSAUSCGOC) as Deputy President-General 1998 2000 • Ag. President of the Association 2000 2001 • Elected President General in June 2001 to date. • She is the First Nigerian Woman to lead a Registered National Trade Union Body in the country. Contributions in Office • Active Trade Unionism in her younger days in Secondary School as Students Union Activist. • Motivator and Public Mobilize!" Increased membership of SSAUSCGOC both in number of individual members and affiliate branches. • Raised the Profile of the Association in Nigerian Labour Scene as one of the leading members of the Trade Union Congress in Nigeria and Africa in general. • Developed and commissioned her Association's own personal Secretariat- one of the first Trade Unions to do such a thing. Awards and Honours Four outstanding awards between 2001 and 2004 including • NITEL/NIPOST Meritorious Service Award February. 2001 (ii) Africa International Achiever's Merit Award for Excellence- 18th May. 2003 in recognition of her selfless service to humanity towards sustainable growth and development in Africa (iii) The Woman of Merit Gold Award in honour and Recognition of her accomplishment in Trade Unionism 22nd November. 2003 and (iv) Trade Union Congress Noble Award 6th February. 2004 NITEL Award of Excellence 24th March 2004 in appreciation of outstanding contributions to the growth of Organised Labour. Women Empowerment and Gender Equality in Nigeria • NIPOST Leadership Award- 30th March 2004 for outstanding contributions to SSAUSCGOC, Growth and Development of Labour in Nigeria. • NRC Meritorious Leadership Award 17th June 2004 in recognition of her meritorious and selfless serv ice to the Association 2004 African Productivity Merit Award- 18th June 2004 as a Fearless and Purposeful Leader, by Marigold News Magazine Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Towers. • Distinctive Award of Excellence-14th September 2004 by Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria ( Abia State Branch) Doctorate Degree Award in Public Administration- 30th October 2004 by Evangel Christian University. Monroe Louisiana USA Woman of Honour Award (Honourable) 14th December 2004 by Nigerian Council of Women Society. Finally she has been elected the President General of Trade Union Congress and also re-elected the President General at the end of the 6th Triennial Delegates Conference of SSAUSCGOC held on 2nd July 2004 at Hamdala Hotel. Kaduna. The first Woman to hold such elevated position in Trade Union circles both in Nigeria and Africa. Other Commitments and Involvements • Apart from Trade Unionism, Comrade Dr Mrs N. P. Obiajulu is involved in a number of Charities that take much of her philanthropic nature. She believes in Practical Christianity especially to her neighbourhood. • She is a Sunday School Teacher in her Local Church- the Foursquare Gospel Church • A newspaper Columnist and Public Analyst and commentator on issues that border on Women Development and Empowerment. Member of Network International where she is serving on the African Executive Committee. African Women Committee . the Africa Telecommunications Sectoral Committee and World Telecommunication Committee. She is an active woman in Trade Union Congress ( TUC)She is married to a retired army officer and they are blessed with four children. Source Publication: The Igbo Icon
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