Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) was registered as a labour centre on 8th of August, 2005 when the then President of TUC, Comrade (Dr.) Peace Obiajulu receive the letter of registration. Prior to that date, TUC had gone through various transformations starting in 1980, first as Federation of Senior Staff Associations of Nigeria (FESSAN), then as Senior Staff Consultative Association of Nigeria (SESCAN) and, finally, TUC. The story actually began in 1976 when the Michael Abiodun Commission was set up by the Federal Military Government to sanitise and rationalise the labour climate. Up until then you could find a labour organisation in every 50km of any Nigerian city. The situation was certainly unmanageable.