The Nigerian government is seeking technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) in areas of policy formulation for social protection and employment.
Nigeria Labour and employment minister, Chris Ngige told the Director ILO country office for Nigeria, Dennis Zulu, which the Federal Government also seeks to amend the country’s labour laws which have been lying in the National assembly since 2005, to meet the test of time.
As a social partner, ILO says it will work with Nigeria to resuscitate ailing skills acquisition centres scattered across the country to meet the Nigerian government’s desire to create job opportunities and employment. Minister used the opportunity to ask the ILO to upgrade its office in Nigeria, to enable it to meet with increasing workload.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all. The ILO has 187 member states: 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands are members of the ILO.
In 1969, the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations. The ILO registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments.