EMPLOYERS in the country and labour leaders are among guests expected at the inauguration of Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria, HuCaPan, whose members are registered to develop and promote standards and ethical practices in recruitment, deployment and management of outsourced manpower in Nigeria.

The inauguration ceremony, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, at Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA’s House, Alausa, Ikeja, will also have leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, and the Director-General of NECA, Mr. Segun Osinowo in attendance.

A statement by the Vice President and Chairman, Planning Committee, Mr. Neye, Enemigin,

said: “HuCaPan was established to provide an interface through which government, government agencies and relevant authorities could effectively interact with providers of outsourced personnel and licensed recruitment agencies. The association is registered under the company and allied matters Act 1990 to among others, develop and promote standards and ethical practices in recruitment, deployment and management of outsourced manpower in Nigeria and liaise with all relevant governmental agencies having oversight functions over labour recruitment and other related issues.”

MINILS boss counsels unions on organization

The director of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, MINILS, Ilorin , Kawara state, has advised unions in the country to intensify their organizing capacity in both the formal and informal sectors.

Dr. John Olarewaju, said at the 8th triennial delegates conference of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria ( TUC,) that this was the only way the trade unions could remain formidable and relevant.

Represented by a director in the Institute, Mrs Omolara Folorunsho, the Director-General said, “for workers groups to continue to remain relevant and formidable, they should enhance their capacity to organize workers in the formal and informal sectors and also train and retrain their members.”

How we care for our workers —Mimiko

ONDO state government has said it is positively impacting on the lives of workers on the state.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who said this at the just concluded delegates conference of TUC. He however said that inherited a debt of unpaid gratuities, monetization benefits .

According to him, “when we came on board, the productivity of civil servants was very low. Teachers and the then government were at each others’ throats over 27.5 percent salary increase. Immediately we assumed office, the issue was on merit and teachers in Ondo state are now enjoying 27.5 percent salary pay rise. Also, the monetization arrears of N210million owed Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, was paid. Gratuity of retired Local government employees across the 18 local government areas of Ondo state which amounted to N1.4 billion outstanding since 1990 had been paid. In 2009, 2,651 workers in the civil service were promoted. For the first time in the history of the Ondo state, our government paid 50 percent salary bonus to our workers in December, 2009, apart from normal rice and vegetable oil allocated as palliative measure to them.”

NDE resettles 58 graduates

A total of 58 participants out of the 102 graduate trainees from the Lagos State East Senatorial District graduated from the six months Leadership Skill Acquisition and empowerment Programme sponsored by the National Directorate of Employment, Lagos State in collaboration with Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora.

All 58 grandaunds have been resettled with tools and equipment in a moves to actualize their dream of entrepreneurship and becoming employers of Labour.

Mrs Roli Olowu, Lagos NDE’s Chief Information Officer in a statement on behalf of the State Co-ordinator, said the Director General, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, at the graduation and resettlement ceremony, emphasized that unemployment was a serious plaque ravaging the society and required the co-operation of Government and the public sector to proffer solutions to the menace.

The Director General catalogued efforts made so far by NDE, to excel in the execution of its employment generation mandate. Mallam Mohammed expressed gratitude to Senator Mamora, for collaborating with the NDE, to positively affect the life and future of unemployed persons in the Lagos East Senatorial district of Lagos State.


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