Labour Minister Reaffirms Government’s Commitment To Workers Welfare

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1. Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Bako Lalong, CON (2nd left); Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, OON (4th right); Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Juliana Adebambo (left) and Country Director, International Labour Organization, Vanessa Phala (3rd right) during the visit of ILO Country Director to the Ministry, Abuja.

Abuja - Mediaage NG News – Labour and Employment Minister, Simon Bako Lalong, has expressed readiness of the Nigerian government to ensure that it works closely with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to prioritise the welfare of Nigerian workers in promoting the dignity of Labour, in line with all Conventions it is signatory to.

The Minister revealed this while speaking with the Country Director of ILO, Vanessa Phala at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.

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The Minister appreciated the support and collaboration of the ILO over the years, particularly in the areas of capacity-building and partnerships that have made the work environment for Nigerians productive and engaging.

MediaageNG Labour Minister Reaffirms Government's Commitment To Workers Welfare Abuja - Mediaage NG News - Labour and Employment Minister, Simon Bako Lalong, has expressed readiness of the Nigerian government to ensure that it works closely with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to prioritise the welfare of Nigerian workers in promoting the dignity of Labour, in line with all Conventions it is signatory to.

He said under President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, the Ministry of Labour and Employment is very much ready to take the relationship with the ILO to a higher level.

Lalong also assured the ILO team that Nigerian would continue to work on the implementation of all the protocols it has ratified as a way of building confidence within the country and on the international level.

Earlier, in her remarks, the ILO Country Director, who also oversees Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the ECOWAS, Vanessa Phala said they were at the Ministry to congratulate the Minister and the Minister of State on their appointments and to assure them of the readiness of the Organisation for more collaboration with the Federal Government.

She said the ILO would stay steadfast in ensuring that Nigeria attained the National Employment Policy, effectively deal with the matters of child and forced labour, as well as other issues.

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MediaageNG Labour Minister Reaffirms Government's Commitment To Workers Welfare Abuja - Mediaage NG News - Labour and Employment Minister, Simon Bako Lalong, has expressed readiness of the Nigerian government to ensure that it works closely with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to prioritise the welfare of Nigerian workers in promoting the dignity of Labour, in line with all Conventions it is signatory to.

The Country Director also commended Nigeria for being up to date in its reporting system which is noteworthy.

She urged the Minister to pursue the priorities of job creation, enterprise development, social protection and the establishment of the National Labour Advisory Council, which would enhance dialogue and minimise industrial disputes through proactive measures.

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