The pioneer EXCO of the newly-inaugurated Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), NICO South-South Zone on Thursday, 22nd October, 2015, paid a condolence visit to Mr. Nelson Ebi Campbell, the Director of NICO South-South Zonal Office, located at No. 51 Imgbi Road, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, over the recent passing on to glory of his father, late Chief Campbell Golden Ziprekumor, the Amaokosiowei of Angalabiri Community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, at a fulfilled age of 101years.

In a condolence message, the Chairman NICO AUPCTRE South-South Zone, Comrade Clifford Ugwu reminded the Zonal Director that, what has befallen his father is a life process which no mortal can escape from, noting that Chief Campbell, who died as the eldest man in Angalabiri Community has fought a good fight; therefore, he has embraced the crown of glory, adding that history will always remember him for good.

He prayed the family and Angalabiri Community to accept the Union’s condolences on the death of this great man of peace and truth, and calling on the Almighty God to give them the strength, grace and comport to bear the inseparable loss.

Comrade Clifford further noted that late Chief Campbell represented truth, uprightness, peace, love, generosity, humility and love for all, and charged the family to uphold and emulate these exceptional qualities the late sage left behind, just as he used the opportunity to formally introduce Members of the pioneer EXCO of the newly-inaugurated local branch of AUPCTRE to the Zonal Director.


In his response, the Zonal Director, Mr. Nelson Ebi Campbell thanked the Union leadership and commended them for the sense of sympathy and love they have for his family as demonstrated in the condolence visit, stressing that Unionism was not all about confrontation but all about meaningful dialogue.

Campbell advised the EXCO to always use dialogue in their relationship with Management and that by so doing they will achieve more, recalling that he had been in unionism up to the level of a State Chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) but never resorted to confrontation in attaining laudable achievements for the association.

He assured the EXCO that he will work with them as one family, remarking that NICO is one and without NICO there will be no NICO AUPCTRE, adding that the Executive Secretary, Associate Professor Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma is a good and simple leader, who has listening ears and appealed to AUPCTRE to work with him in his bid to take NICO to greater heights.

Egiobu Rex-Ogbuku

Corporate Affairs, NICO SSZ