COMRADE OLATUNJI BABATUNDE GOKE’
Comrade Olatunji Babatunde Goke was born on the 4th of March, 1962 in Emure, Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He is also a native of Emure Ekiti, Ekiti State. He grew up in Ekiti where he started his tertiary education in St Andrew Primary school, Emure Ekiti, and then proceeded to Aramoko District Commercial Secondary School, Aramoko, Ekiti, State.
He further got admission into Ibadan polytechnic where he attained his first National Diploma in Accounting,. He further proceeded into gaining admission into Lagos State University were he attained B.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (IRPM).
Comrade B.G. Olatunji started his working career in Daily Sketch, Ibadan in 1982 and later joined Vitafoam Nigeria Plc. in 1989 and where his journey as a Labour right activist Started.
Comrade B.G. Olatunji, a strong willed man, very articulate and passionate, who has the interest of his fellow workers at heart, his commitment to the course of the toiling workers became so active and was elected as the branch Chairman of the appropriate Union, National Union of Chemical Footwear Rubber Leather and Non-Metallic Product Employees in 1992-1994. He was also elected as the State Council Treasurer of the Union from 1994 to 1996.
In 1996, he was elected and ruled as the Council Chairman were his first tenure ended in year 2000. Due to his proficiency and activism in unionism, he was elected back into office to serve in the capacity as the National Vice President in the year 2000-2005. thereafter he was elected as the National Deputy President in 2005 – 2016 before he became the President of the Great NUCFRLANMPE till date.
Comrade B.G. Olatunji, a great leader, strong willed, very articulate, blunt, generous and straight forward is married with four (4) children.
Due to his commitment, hard work, and good leadership skill, he was recently elected as the National Auditor of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in February, 2019.
He also spread his tentacles across the border as he was elected as the Chiarman of the Industriall Global Union Nigeria Chapter in 2019