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FG Pledges Prompt Submission Of Unratified Conventions Report

The Federal Government has assured that the report of the unratified Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) would be submitted to the Director General in Geneva in a good time.
This was the reason of a two day practical workshop held recently in Abuja by the Ministry of Labour and Employment centered on Report Rendition on the Application of unratified Conventions and Recommendations.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, William Alo this is gear towards promoting a healthy working conditions for Nigerian workers in line with International Labour Organisation Standards.
According to Mr Alo, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari recognizes that a stable and harmonious industrial relation climate and decent work for all, is critical instrument for the realization of the goal and targets of the 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in term of creating more jobs, improving livelihoods and ensuring sustainable development in Nigeria.
Alo disclosed that Nigeria clear up the back-log of reports due on Ratified and Unratified Conventions for 2018 and 2019 within the specified period as expected.
The Practical workshop was organised in- line with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Article 19 which provides that member States should “in respect of each such conventions and recommendations which it has not ratified, report to the Director General of the International Labour Office at appropriate intervals as requested by the Governing body, the position of the law and practice of the Federation and its constituent States, provinces and cantons in regard to the Conventions, showing the extent to which effort has been given, or is proposed to be given, to any of the provision of the Conventions by legislation, administrative action, collective agreement or otherwise.”
The Director, Productivity Measurement and Labour Standard, Mr Dan Neburgo who was represented by the Deputy Director in the Ministry, Mrs. Juliana Adebambo reveled that the workshop is to fulfilled Nigeria’s obligations and commitment towards the adoption of the concerned conventions as it may apply to the recommendations.
Neburgo further disclosed that the report is to be generated from the Unratified conventions that will enable the Committee of Expert on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) prepare a general survey that will address the diversity in employment agreement as stated in the ILO Conventions and Recommendations.
He however stressed the need for timely and effective implementation of application of International Labour Standards and prompt reporting remains one of the best strategies in Labour administration and promoting Decent work in the community.

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