By Victor Ahiuma-Young
THE Federal Government is committed to the promotion of healthy working conditions for Nigerian workers in line with International Labour Standards
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, who spoke while declaring open a three-day workshop on Report Rendition on International Labour Organisation, ILO, Unratified Conventions and Recommendations in Abuja, insisted that the Federal Government recognised that a stable and harmonious industrial relations climate and decent work for all were critical instruments for the realisation of the goals and targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, in terms of job creation, improved livelihoods and sustainable development in Nigeria.
According to Odusote, who was represented by Director Human Resources Management, Ibrahim Ajibola, “I wish to emphasise that the effective implementation or application of International Labour Standards and prompt reporting on them is recognised as one of the best strategies of strengthening labour administration and promoting decent work world over.
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“The Federal Government recognised that a stable and harmonious industrial relations climate and decent work for all are critical instruments for the realisation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”
In their separate remarks, representatives of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, Mr Adewale Oyerinde;Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Benson Upah, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, Musa Lawal appreciated the ministry for the opportunity and pledged an unalloyed support of the social partners’ efforts at ensuring prompt report rendition to the ILO.