Comrade Afolabi Olawale Olufemi


Comrade Afolabi Olawale Olufemi, the new General Secretary of NUPENG from 1stJanuary 2019, is a thorough bred unionist, he had his first degree in Philosophy at the prestigious University of Lagos in 1991 and subsequently obtained his Masters Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations at University of Ibadan in 1997, he equally acquired Post Graduate Certificate in Labour Policies Studies in 2004 at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Afolabi who is an indigene of Oyo State has been in active service for over two decades in NUPENG precisely in the areas of Management, Training/Education, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Negotiations. He is known to be very replete with the creation, development and launch of existing viable operations with robust, deep and ingenious ideas.

His skills in Industrial Relations, General Management and Organizational Development were acquired and nurtured over the years in various roles since he pitched his tent with NUPENG, where he spent bulk of his meritorious career.

Comrade Afolabi is known to be the main brain behind the creation and setting up of the education and training department of the Union. His diligence in the handling of the Education and Training of the rank and file of the Union is widely acknowledged. Many Union leaders and branch officials cut their trade union teeth through his numerous relevant trainings and workshops.
He was a founding member of Nigerian Labour Movement Educators Forum and he contributed significantly in the development and execution of most of the Trade Union education curriculum in Nigeria

Also, to his credit were prominent representations and roles of NUPENG in international relations with Trade Unions from other Countries and Continents as well as in Global Trade Union centers and International/ Indigenous Non – Governmental Organizations.

The erudite trade unionist also is an alumnus of numerous local and international management and professional programmes in Nigeria and other African countries, United States of America as well as other Southern and Northern American countries, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

This seasoned unionist has equally attended various seminars and trainings organized by International Labour Organization (ILO).


  • University ofCape Coast, Ghana – 2004 – Post Graduate Certificate in Labour Policies Studies.
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria – 1997 – Masters Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations – MILR
  • University of Lagos, Nigeria – 1991 – Bachelor of Arts Degree- Philosophy
  • West African Examination School Certificate- Advance Level (A/L) 1987
  • West African Examination School Certificate – (O/L) – 1985



Associate Member Nigeria Institute of Management

Graduate Member Nigeria Institute of Personnel Management



  • Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers
  • West Africa Examination Council, Nigeria Office
  • Gold Reserve Engineering Company Limited



Senior Organising Secretary /Head of NUPENG Sub Zonal Office, Ibadan, – 1998 – 2001

Principal Organising Secretary /Head of Admin, Education, Training, Health and Safety in HQ – 2001 -2004

Senior Assistant General Secretary /Head Education and Training, National Secretariat – 2004 – 2018

Senior Assistant General Secretary /Head of Warri Zonal Council – March 2018 – May 2018

Deputy General Secretary – 2018 – to January 1, 2019.