Vanessa Phala, the ILO Country Director for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Liaison Office for the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) made this appeal during the ‘Media Engagement’ and ‘Walk for the Nigerian Child’ both in Commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), themed “Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour”, at the Conference Hall of the United Nations House, Abuja on Thursday, 28 July 2022, and through the central business district of Abuja City on Friday, 29 July 2022.
ILO Senior Technical Specialist on Workers’ Activities, Abuja Office, Inviolata Chinyangarara, made this known at a two-day consultative workshop Tuesday in Abuja.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, made the appeal at the ongoing 110th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, made the call in his contributions to the report of the Director-General, International Labour Organisation, during the 110th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
He disclosed this in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Charles Akpan.
The MOU is intended to formalize the already ongoing collaboration between the two organizations to promote and support, among other things, Green Works, the creation of decent jobs through investments in reforestation, soil and water conservation, environmental rehabilitation and climate change adaptation.
This was contained in a document released on Thursday at the end of a four-day step-down training.
The President of WISTA Nigeria, Eunice Ezeoke stated this at a press briefing in Lagos to announce the association’s 2021 Business Luncheon and Magazine Launch, with the theme, “AfCFTA: Investment Opportunities for Women in Trade,” which is slated for July 8, 2021 at Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
The NLC and TUC, being a significant part of the ILO’s tripartite partnership with workers’ representatives, government, and employers, are expected to collaborate with their affiliate unions and associations to implement the project
Vanessa Phala, the ILO Country Director for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Liaison Office for ECOWAS shared this concern during the inaugural National Children’s Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour (NCCECL) themed “Act Now: End Child Labour” at the Reiz Continental Hotel, in Abuja on Wednesday, June 16 2021.
Obaseki made the call in commemoration of the 2021 World Day Against Child Labour, with the theme, “Act now: end child labour!” marked every June 12, by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and observed across the globe.
Uchenna Ekwe, the Head of International Relations Department, Liaison to National Assembly, NLC, made the appeal on Tuesday during the public hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on 1999 Constitution Review holding in Enugu.
WHO, in a statement from its headquarters in Geneva on Monday, said the figure was the first global analysis of loss of lives and health associated with working long hours.
Vanessa Phala, Director, ILO Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Liaison Office for ECOWAS, made the call at the opening of a four-day training for 80 traditional rulers in Ondo State, opinion moulders and academics to accelerate elimination of all forms of child labour and human trafficking.
Adeniyi Ige, Safety Manager at Sahara Group, said employers and employees need to adopt a unified approach to safety and health issues to safeguard lives and drastically reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.
The training, facilitated by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry Labour and Employment, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is being conducted in-person, with COVID-19 regulations in place.
“Let’s be clear: it’s not a choice between health or jobs and the economy. We will either win on all fronts or fail on all fronts,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an ILO summit that will be addressed by dozens of heads of state and government via recorded messages.
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association has advised governments to urgently accord businesses more structured and specific support to enable them to stay afloat and reduce the impact of Coronavirus on them.
The Federal Government on Friday requested the assistance of the International Labour Organisation in the review and strengthening of Labour laws in the country.
Oshiomhole made the call in Abuja at a reception in honour of the Director General, International Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder.