LABOUR ILO decent work programme for Nigeria to be signed June
The Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Mr. Aeneas Chapinga Chuma has said that the ILO Decent Work Country Programme for Nigeria (DWCP II) document would be ready for signing by June.
Mr. Chuma stated this in Abuja when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour and Productivity Emeka Wogu where emphasized the importance of decent work, assuring Nigeria of ILO’s commitment to working with ministry of labour and productivity and the social partners towards the successful implementation of the DWCP 11.
He also urged the international community to accord due recognition to Nigeria’s leadership position not only as a member of the ILO but as a very able representative of African interests in global institutions such as the United Nations Security Council.
Newly appointed Mr. Chuma commended the ministry and the social partners for ratifying the Maritime Convention 2006 in record time last year, expressing satisfaction with the excellent working relationship between Nigerian stakeholders, which resulted in the production of the National Action Plan on Employment Creation (NAPEC), Labour Migration Policy, National Child Labour Policy and the supporting National Action Plan and Hazardous List as well as the HIV and AIDS Work Place Policy.
In his remarks, Wogu expressed hope that the appointment of Mr. Chuma would benefit African member-states of ILO and indicated that the long-standing collaboration of ILO and Nigeria has impacted positively on the country’s Labour administration system through the ratification and domestication of over 30 ILO Conventions, Recommendations and Protocols.