Ngige, Keyamo Kick Off Review of Nigeria’s Labour Laws, Bills

Ngige, Keyamo Kick Off Review of Nigeria's Labour Laws, Bills

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The minister of labour and employment, Senator (Chief) Chris Nwabueze Ngige and and his State counterpart, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) today, Monday, March 2nd, 2020, kicked off the review of the proposed Nigeria’s Labour bills. The epoch-making event is holding at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

A statement made available and signed by Tunde Moshood, special assistant on Media and Communications to the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, said the historic event, tagged ”3-Day Retreat on the Review of National Labour Bills” has as participants, stakeholders including social partners such as the International Labour Organisation-ILO, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association-NECA, Nigeria Labour Congress-NLC, Trade Union Congress-TUC, Resource Persons, egg-heads of the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the government, and is expected to last for three days.

The programme which started formally with the rendition of the National Anthem had in attendance the Ministers of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo SAN, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr.Ayuba P. Wabba, Representatives of NECA, ILO, relevant Directors of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and other vital organizations.

The sessions for the review have begun with critical deliberations on the floor of the venue, on the need to ante the nation’s Labour bills to the best international standards and practices.

It will be recalled that efforts by successive administrations to review the “stale” National Labour Laws which have been in use for decades have met brick walls before this fresh attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.