LABOUR ILO de­cent work pro­gramme for Nigeria to be signed June

Daily Trust - - LABOUR -

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.

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