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Gov’t dedicated to boost worker-employer comm

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By Mercy Kelani

FG is also dedicated to promoting food security & generating job opportunities.

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has emphasized the government’s dedication to improving communication between workers and employers, as well as creating better working conditions for employees in Nigeria. Onyejeocha emphasized the government’s dedication to promoting food security, generating employment opportunities, alleviating poverty, and fostering social cohesion, aligning with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision for a Renewed Hope Agenda. During her speech at the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the Minister expressed these views, as relayed by her Spokesperson, Emameh Gabriel.

The Director-General was praised by the Minister for selecting a relevant theme that highlights the crucial link between people and communities in promoting social unity, financial resilience, and governmental cooperation. She observed that the theme aligns perfectly with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda, which focuses on elevating Nigeria to a prominent position as a top global Investment hub. According to Onyejeocha, the central focus of the agenda is the ‘4-D Diplomacy Strategy’, which emphasizes the promotion of democracy, economic growth, utilization of Nigeria’s demographic advantages, and interaction with the diaspora.

These efforts will contribute to the establishment of a fair society.

Also, the Agenda’s eight Priority Areas are focused on advancing the country’s economic well-being by addressing issues such as food security, Poverty alleviation, economic development, employment opportunities, access to financial resources, inclusivity, enhancing safety measures for individuals and possessions, upholding the rule of law, and combating Corruption. These efforts will contribute to the establishment of a fair and balanced society, demonstrating Nigeria’s preparedness to welcome the future and engage in business activities in accordance with global standards.

More so, the Nigerian government has worked to create a favourable atmosphere for discussions between different groups in order to promote fairness. They have also encouraged collaboration between these groups to support government priorities in the labour sector, improve conditions for workers, and increase overall Productivity in the nation. The government has made great progress in multiple areas, as mentioned by the Minister. This includes the introduction of important programs and endorsement of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions like Convention 190.

ILO is to advocate for social justice and uphold human and labour rights.

Others Include revitalization of the National Labour Advisory Council, review of labour laws, setting up Job Centres, enhancing Skill Acquisition Centres, and establishing Migration Resource Centres, among other accomplishments. The Minister emphasized the significance of working together on a global scale to tackle technological obstacles and create a stronger, more inclusive society for the upcoming generations. The primary goal of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to advocate for social justice and uphold human and labour rights on a global scale.

Furthermore, the organization firmly believes that fostering social justice is crucial in maintaining sustainable and enduring Peace worldwide. Established in 1919, the International Labour Organization is a unique U.N. agency that unites representatives from 187 Member States – including government officials, employers, and workers. Together, they collaborate to establish labour regulations, create strategies, and implement initiatives that aim to provide fair and equitable employment opportunities for both genders. Every June, the International Labour Conference convenes as the primary governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Delegations from the 187 member States, representing workers, employers, and governments, gather to make decisions collectively. The Conference is made up of both a plenary session and various technical committees. The plenary session serves as the opening and closing meeting of the Conference, with all delegates having the opportunity to discuss the reports from the Chairperson of the Governing Body and the Director-General during other plenary sessions. In addition to its administrative duties, the plenary session may also host special events, such as welcoming distinguished guests like Heads of State or Government.


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