The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring working conditions are in line with standards set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its Decent Work Agenda.
“When government talks about decent employment, it is one that is consistent with the fundamental principles of right at work and which delivers fair income, social protection and guarantees social dialogue,” said Dr Clement Illoh, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity.
Illoh, who was represented by Dr Anyawu spoke at the Annual General Meeting of the Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPan).
According to him, “the procedure for licensing private employment agencies has been reviewed to take into account the competence of the owners of companies applying to be licensed.
“Licensing of recruiters and labour contractors is, therefore, a programme that promotes basic human rights and enhances employability. It restores respect for the dignity of labour.”
Also speaking at the AGM, President of HuCaPan, Mr. Neye Enemigin, observed that “unemployment among our youths is on the increase and currently a time bomb which requires urgent attention by government.
“We need government to provide the enabling environment and incentives to manufacturing, agriculture and mining to thrive in order to create jobs,” he said.