This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, in Abuja.
Mr. Abati said the president welcomed the new union president’s declaration that the TUC, under his leadership, would work with government and private sector employers for the benefit of workers and all Nigerians.
“President Jonathan and the Federal Government look forward to working with Mr. Kaigama and his new team to enhance cordial industrial relations in Nigeria and in furtherance of the present administration’s agenda for national transformation.
He said that the president believed that Mr. Kaigama would succeed in his new responsibility based on his “notable antecedents, experience and excellent credentials as a labour leader”.
Mr. Abati said that being the President of a large Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, “Kaigama is fully equipped to succeed as President of one of the two major conglomerations of trade unions in the country.”
He said that the president extended his best wishes for a fruitful and successful tenure to the new TUC President.