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#MP2013 Presentation by the Minister of Labour and Productivity

  1. 1. MINISTERIAL PLATFORMFEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND PRODUCTIVITYMID-TERM ACHIEVEMENTS IN COMMEMORATION OFNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY AND 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN’SADMINISTRATIONBYCHIEF EMEKA WOGU, CON, FNIMHON. MINISTER OF LABOUR & PRODUCTIVITY6TH JUNE , 20131
  2. 2. His Excellency,Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFRPresident, Commander-in-Chief Armed -ForcesFederal Republic of Nigeria 2
  3. 3. His Excellency, Alhaji Arch. Namadi Sambo GCONVice – President, Federal Republic of Nigeria3
  4. 4. CHIEF EMEKA WOGU, CON, FNIMHON. MINISTER OF LABOUR & PRODUCTIVITY4
  5. 5. DR. CLEMENT .0. ILLOHPERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR & PRODUCTIVITY5
  6. 6. 1. INTRODUCTIONThe Objectives of the Presentation• The presentation elucidates the achievements and progress made by theministry in the last two years. It provides a compendium of the Ministry’scontribution to the Transformation Agenda (TA) of the presentadministration of His Excellency, Dr Ebele Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR.Factual information and statistical data is presented to cover theperformance of the ministry within the last two years of thisadministration.• It is hoped that this presentation will acquaint the press and the public onthe programmes of this Ministry including the platforms for theirimplementation.• It will then systematically renew its commitments towards deliveringeffective and efficient labour administration services to the Nigerianpeople as a seal of its contribution to democracy and good governance.6
  7. 7. The Objectives of the Presentation Cont’d• The report highlights the key achievements in the sector inpromoting: General qualitative labour administration processes Industrial peace and harmony as a basic framework for theattainment of high and stable productivity, and sustainableeconomic growth and development The formulation, implementation as well as the monitoring ofemployment policies as enunciated in the National Action Planon Employment Creation (NAPEC) targeted at job creation bythe establishment of more skills acquisition centers,implementation of local content policy in all sectors, andensuring fair labour practices to retain existing jobs.7
  8. 8. The Objectives of the Presentation Cont’d Enthronement of decent work with the attainment of itssupporting four strategic pillars, namely; job creation, rights atwork, social protection and social dialogue, with gender equalityas a crosscutting objective• The report further highlight the vision, mission, mandates andefforts of the Ministry to promote the thematic areas of SocialSecurity, followed by the strategic goals and the thematicachievements which were derived from the key PerformanceIndicators (KPI) using facts, figures, pictures and photographs toshowcase the quantum and quality of the deliverables.8
  9. 9. 2. BACKGROUND• The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity is one of the oldestministries in the country. It started as a department of Labour in thethen Colonial Office in 1932. In 1951, it became a full-fledgedministry with Chief S.L. Akinola appointed as the first HonourableMinister.• The Ministry is structured into (9) Departments and five (5)Parastatals. It is within this structural framework that the ministryoperates to provide, promote and sustain the much neededindustrial peace and harmony which are necessary for enhancedproductivity of the citizens as critical inputs for growth anddevelopment.• The ministry has continued to play pivotal roles within the broadframework of promoting good governance and shaping governmentactivities at various levels.9
  10. 10. Background cont’d• The ministry has further responded to contemporary global and nationalchallenges by formulating employment policies, providing employmentservices, promoting productivity and competitiveness, building consensuson emerging labour issues, putting in place effective labour inspection andsocial security systems including skills development and certification andpromoting sound labour-management relations all of which have beenlargely influenced by international labour standards and diplomacy asembodied in the ILO Conventions and recommendations.• It is the clearing house for all labour related issues including labourstatistics in the country. The Ministry also has a network of State Offices inthe thirty six (36) States of the Federation and the FCT.10
  11. 11. Background cont’d2.10 Vision StatementTo have a society with peaceful and harmoniousindustrial relations; where safe and decent work areGuaranteed; and social security for all Nigerians is ensured.2.20 Mission StatementTo create an enabling environment for national growth andsustainable development through best practices in LabourAdministration.11
  12. 12. Background cont’d2.30 Mandate• Employment Generation with focus on the implementation of the NationalAction Plan on Employment Creation (NAPEC) document and therealization of the Local Employment Content Initiatives which tagsgeneration of employment to award of contracts.• Labour Administration by effecting and supervising all the ratified anddomesticated ILO Labour Standards• Skills Development through the diversification in all states of theFederation of the mandate of the newly created Department of SkillsDevelopment & Certification in 2012.• Productivity Enhancement• Promotion of Industrial Peace and Harmony in all sectors to encourageand attract direct foreign investment and Public Private Partnerships in theprivatization processes where deemed necessary.• Social Security Coverage by empowering the newly created Department ofSocial Security in 201212
  13. 13. Background cont’d2.40 The Departments• Policy Analysis, Research & Statistics• Human Resources• Finance and Accounts• Inspectorate• Employment and Wages• Productivity Measurement• Trade Union Services & Industrial Relations• Skills Development & Certification (established in 2011and started functioning effectively, recently in 2012)• Social Security13
  14. 14. 4.0 THEMATIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN LINE WITH THE MINISTRY’SMANDATE AND MR. PRESIDENT’S TRANSFORMATION AGENDA• The role of the Ministry as highlighted in the Vision20:20.20 documents and the strategic objective to bepursued under the 1st NIP is the creation of decentjob opportunities through improving the businessenvironment to allow inflow of investments,enhanced efficiency and productivity and promotionof industrial peace and harmony.• It is on the premise of the above objective that theFederal Ministry of Labour and Productivity presentsits Mid-Term achievements from May 29th, 2011 –May 28th, 2013 in the following order:14
  15. 15. THEMATIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN LINE WITH THE MINISTRY’S MANDATE ANDMR. PRESIDENT’S TRANSFORMATION AGENDA Cont’d• Provide Industrial Peace and Harmony• Job Creation and Employment• Capacity Building/Skill Development• Social Security Protection for VulnerableNigerians• Labour Safety, Health, Welfare and Education• National Productivity• Provision of Policies, Regulatory andAdministrative Services15
  16. 16. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace and harmony:• From the period under review 398 trade disputes wereapprehended, 301 disputes representing 78% werecompletely and successfully resolved with 87 casesrepresenting 22% pending at various stages ofsettlement• The Joint action by the two Federation Trade Unions –NLC and TUC over the delay in the implementation ofthe New National Minimum Wage in 2011• ASUU over implementation of Collective Agreement.16
  17. 17. Promotion and Sustenance of Industrial Peace and Harmonycont’d.The Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu and the Secretary to theGovernment of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, and President Trade Union Congress (TUC),Comrade Peter Esele in one of the Pre-Centenary Symposium on Trade Union matters17
  18. 18. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace andharmony cont’d• NUPENG/PENGASSAN over a number of issuesbordering on unfair labour practices in 2011• PHCN on Power Reform Programme, which is on-going and about to be concluded.• 299 cases were referred to the Industrial ArbitrationPanel, 244 cases have been concluded, 47 awaitingAward and 8 pending.• The Ministry addressed the issue of relativity in thesalaries of Federal Civil Service Employees. Thisresulted in an increase of 53% in the salary of FederalCivil Servants;18
  19. 19. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace andharmony cont’d• The Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu and The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator PiusAnyim, the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomole alongside the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade AbdulWaheed Omar and its Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Comrade Peter Esele in one of the Trade Union Meeting on trade dispute19
  20. 20. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace and harmonycont’d• New National Minimum Wage Act signed into law within theperiod under review• The IAP office in Lagos is located on the 6th, 7th, 9th & 11thfloors of the Information Building, 15 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.The renovation is on-going and is at 40% completion level.20
  21. 21. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace and harmonycont’dPresident Goodluck Ebele Jonathan with Hon Minister of Labour and ProductivityAlongside Labour Leaders in 2013 May Day Celebration21
  22. 22. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace and harmonycont’dPresident Goodluck Ebele Jonathan withHon Minister of Labour and Productivitywith Presidents of NLC and TUC inanother scene I during the 2013 MayMay Day attended by Mr. President,Eagle Square Abuja22
  23. 23. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace and harmony cont’d– The Visiting Deputy DG of ILO Jose Manuel Salazar – Xirinachs withHonourable Minister of Labour23The Visiting Deputy DG of ILO Jose Manuel Salazar –Xirinachs with Honourable Minister of Labour
  24. 24. Promotion and sustenance of industrial peace and harmony cont’d• Table A. Achieving Industrial Peace and Harmony24S/No.Key deliverables 2011 2012 As at May2013Total NoresolvedPERCENTAGE(%) resolved1. Number of Trade Disputes Apprehended/ Labour complaints by the Minister of Labour andProductivity declared113 213 72 398 301 782. Number of Trade Disputes Resolved through Mediation &Conciliation96 174 29 299 244 81.63. Number of Trade Disputes resolved throughArbitration/Judicial Adjudication10 25 4 39 5 11.744. Number of on-going Trade Disputes 7 14 10 31 21 6.57
  25. 25. Creating Decent Job Opportunities• Approval and production of National Action Planon Employment Creation (NAPEC) by FederalExecutive Council (FEC) as a National workingdocument to be incorporated into the NationalDevelopment Plan. The document has since beenproduced and ready for implementation. Wheneffectively implemented, the NAPEC document istailored to generate approximately five millionjobs yearly in the short run. The documentidentifies eleven key sectors as growth drivers tobe harnessed for immediate job creation;• These include:25
  26. 26. •• Agriculture and food security• Commerce and Industry• Power and Energy• Works, Housing and Urban Development• Petroleum, Gas and Solid Minerals• Transportation (Land, Water and Air)• Information and Communication• Informal Economy• Education• Health• Tourism. Culture, Entertainment and Sport26Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d
  27. 27. • Approval of FEC that all Council memos for contract award shouldmandatorily indicate Local Employment Content Implication (LECI);• It is proposed that every Contract approved by the FEC is expected tohave a corresponding opportunity for job creation and employmentopportunity• As at April 2012, FEC approved contracts generated /created about198,534 jobs nationwide.• Source: Approved FEC memoranda• The Ministry engaged the International Labour Organization onEntrepreneurship Development (Start and improve your business).Engaged the ILO for migration (IOM) on implementation of tenthEuropean Fund (EDF)• This was followed by three-step – down workshops on the subject oftrafficking in human beings and forced labour, held in Sokoto, Imo andLagos State27Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d
  28. 28. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• National Labour Migration Policy formulatedEnthronement of Nigeria’s Global Pact Decent Work CountryProgramme (DWCP I & II) - an ILO employment strategy to mitigateimpact of the global economic and financial crisis on workingfamilies. The Honourable Minister was invited to the 2010 UnitedNation (UN) Global Compact Leaders Summit and the Ministry hascontinued to reap the dividends of that participation. In addition, theMinistry has concluded all aspect of the Pact as it affect the followingissues:• Principle 3 – Business should uphold the freedom ofassociation and the effective recognition, in good faith, of theright to Collective Bargaining• Principle 4 – The elimination of all forms of forced &compulsory labour• Principle 5 – The effective abolition of child labour• Principle 6 – The elimination of discrimination in respect ofemployment and occupation28
  29. 29. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Participants at the sensitization programme on National Labour Migration Policy of Nasarawa State on27th – 29th May, 2013
  30. 30. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Established the National Electronic Labour exchange. Asophisticated mechanism developed for the delivery oflabour exchange services, with the aim of having anaccurate statistics of Jobless Youths for properemployment policies and planning. The Ministry in 2012recorded a total of 97.53% (6,952 as against 7,128targeted) on number of applications received frompublic and private employment Agencies (PEAs) forregistration;• Established an e-library assisted by the Bureau of PublicService Reform and World Bank;• Issued 150 new Recruiters Licenses and launching ofCode of Conduct for private employment Agencies;30
  31. 31. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Perm – Sec Dr. Clement Illo with other dignitaries at the launching of Code of Conduct for• private employment Agencies on 16th May, 201331
  32. 32. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Received ILO high level mission led by Executive Director onEmployment, Jose Manuel Salazar Xirinachs to provide technicalassistance for Capacity Building, Youth Employment, SkillDevelopment, Labour Force Survey/Labour Market InformationSystem among others;• 139,371 employed candidates took part in skill acquisition invocational, technical and agric trades;• 75,640 entrepreneurial skills acquisition for graduate of tertiaryinstitutions and artisans;• Provided 4,379 soft loans to set up micro and cottage enterprises;• Provided 3,255 transient jobs for graduates of tertiary institutions;• A job fair was undertaken in conjunction with NDE within theperiod under review;• Offered 54,847 employment counseling services to the unemployedat various job centres;32
  33. 33. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Perm – Sec Dr. Clement Illo launching the Code of Conduct for private employmentAgencies on 16th May, 201333
  34. 34. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Engaged 100 participants on Enterprise and FinanceCounseling Clinic (EFCC).• 150 women were trained under the Lady Chauffeur TrainingScheme flagged by Her Excellency First Lady of the FederalRepublic of Nigeria Dr. Mrs. Patience Jonathan on Friday 4thMay 2012 (Ariaria Foundation of the 1st Lady);• Constructed three Agric Skills Training Centres (ASTCs) inJigawa, Zamfara and Cross River States;• Rehabilitation of 10 Agric Skills Training Centre in Abia,Ebonyi, Kaduna, Benue, Oyo, Kwara, Taraba, Delta, Ogun andKano,• Construction of 9 MDG/NDE skills acquisition centres in eachof the three Senatorial Districts in Akwa Ibom, Ondo andNasarawa States;34
  35. 35. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Commenced the construction of 10 Model SkillsAcquisition Centres which are at various stages ofcompletion in Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe, FCT, Delta,Anambra, Rivers, Kwara, Ekiti and Oyo States. Out ofthis three have been completed in FCT, Katsina andSokoto;• A total of 276,820 persons were trained under thevarious programmes of the Directorate within theperiod under review. Out of this 171,317 ofunemployed persons imparted with marketablevocational/technical/entrepreneurial/agriculturalskills that enhanced their employability35
  36. 36. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’dThe First Lady Dame (Dr.) Patience Jonathan and the Hon. Minister of Labour and Productivity ChiefEmeka Wogu during the flag off on the Lady Chauffeur Training Scheme in Abuja36
  37. 37. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• The Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu presenting start up park to some thebeneficiaries of the NDE Open Apprenticeship Scheme Programme
  38. 38. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’d• Other achievements of NDE include38Number of skilled persons (imparted skills by the NDE) givenresettlement packages to establish and practice their learnt trades(micro/cottage enterprises3,837Number of unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions provided withtransient jobs to acquire on-the-job experience and thus gain permanentemployment.1,531`Number of unemployed persons registered and counseled at NDE JobCentres in the 36 States and FCT.26,238Number of Skills Acquisition Centres (Vocational & Agric)built/rehabilitated nationwide9Number of people with Special needs imparted with marketable skills andsettled500Number of persons recruited, trained and resettled to operate the NDEEazy-Biz Business Ownership scheme in collaboration with Members ofthe National Assembly in Abia, Benue, Sokoto and Yobe States298Number of Skills Acquisition Centres completed and ready forcommissioning in FCT, Katsina and Sokoto states.3
  39. 39. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’dLabour Minister with the Anambra State Governor at a Youth Empowerment Programme in Awka39
  40. 40. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’dThe Hon. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu flanked by the Governor of Katsina ,Barr. Ibrahim Shema addressing trainees at theNDE Skill Acquisition Centre in Rimaye, Katsina State40
  41. 41. Creating Decent Job Opportunities cont’dThe Hon. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu addressing trainees at the NDE SkillsAcquisition Centre in Rimaye, Katsina State41
  42. 42. 4.0 Social Security and Safety Nets• A new Department of Social Security was created andcurrently functioning in the Ministry. Its mandate is topromote coordinated and universal approach to socialsecurity in the nation and extend social protection tovulnerable Nigerians.• The Department is putting in place a social securitypolicy that would reflect the nation’s need and level ofeconomic development, taking into consideration thetradition as well as the modern socio-cultural valuesand norms. To this end, the Ministry participated in ameeting of a task-force of ECOWAS Commission in2012 to finalize the document on the ILO conventionon Social Security No. 102;42
  43. 43. 4.0 Social Security and Safety Nets cont’d• Processed the enactment of a new Employee’s CompensationAct which gives additional social protection to all workers whomay sustain injury at workplace. It is hoped that Nigeria willcommence the process of ratification of the Convention inphases in view of its wide range;• Inauguration of the new Board of Directors of the NigeriaSocial Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) on 24th January, 2013• On the passing of the Employee Compensation Act in 2010, the NigeriaSocial Trust Fund (NSITF) was resuscitated and currently functioning. Asat the end of May, 2013, a total number of 9,409,259 (NSITFinformation comprising of data from NSITF, PENCOM and NHIS) peopleare benefiting from various social security scheme as against 8,000,000targeted for 2013. This is a 118.6% achievement even as at May. Wehope to achieve a minimum of 180% by the year end.43
  44. 44. 4.0 Social Security and Safety Nets cont’dHon. Min. of Labour commissioning the Lagos corporate office of NSITF44
  45. 45. 4.0 Social Security and Safety Nets cont’dNSITF building in Lagos45
  46. 46. 4.0 Social Security and Safety Nets cont’d• No. of Organized Private Sector Employers registered as at30/04/2013 is 3,621• Estimated no. of employees covered as at 30/04/2013 fromthat sector is752,000• For the Public Sector, Federal Government has paid fortreasury funded MDAs with effect from last quarter of 2011 todate.• Computerization project has reached advanced stage and theFund’s ICT Project will hopefully be commissioned soon.• No. of Accidents Reported nationwide as at 30/04/2013 is535• No. of Claims settled as at 31/04/2013 is 317• Amount involved N53,926,466.8346
  47. 47. 4.0 Social Security and Safety Nets cont’d• The processing of the outstanding 218 claims (535-317)has reached advanced stage for payment.• NSITF-NECA Workplace Intervention Project throughwhich OSH audit of randomly selected 25 employerswere carried out in year 2012, with a plan to expandcoverage of employers this year. Three of theemployers whose OSH standards were adjudgedexcellent via the OSH audit report were given awardsof Ambulances, while some others got safetyequipments of diverse kinds. Employers who werefound to be wanting, but having no means were alsoassisted with some safety equipments/gadgets, inaccordance with the provisions of the ECA, 2010.• OSH Training for NSITF staff is ongoing within Nigeriaand in South Africa47
  48. 48. 4.40 ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT• The Department works in coalition with theNational Productivity Centre (NPC)• In 2012, the Ministry attained a new paradigmin productivity by the:• Formation of National Policy on Productivityaimed at stimulating and institutionalizingproductivity culture and consciousness in boththe approval of the policy by both theNational Economic Council and FEC48
  49. 49. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’d• Collaboration with the National Productivity Centre(NPC) in the Development of an Action Plan for theimplementation of the National Policy on Productivity.• Coordinated Nigeria’s participation at the 101thSession of the international Labour Conference, andactive contribution in the deliberation and adoption ofthe Recommendation for Social Protection Floor byMember States. The Recommendation has enabledNigeria to set in motion the machinery for theprogressive ratification of the ILO Convention 102,aimed at actualizing the objectives of Decent Work andprovision of Social Protection for Nigerians49
  50. 50. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’d• Coordinated Nigeria’s participation at the 38thand 38B Session of ARLAC Governing Councilfor Ministers and other internationalconferences.• ARLAC identified UNILAG as Employment &Labour studies Diploma/Degree AwardingInstitution for 20 English speaking Africancountries.• Engaged in capacity building of Officers incollaboration with the ILO50
  51. 51. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’dThe Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu addressing a session atILO meeting51
  52. 52. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’dThe Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu with delegates at 2012ILO meeting in Geneva52
  53. 53. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’d• The Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu at the meetings of AfricanLabour Administrative Council (ARLAC), hosted by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity inAbuja Nigeria53
  54. 54. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’dThe Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu at the meetings of AfricanLabour Administrative Council (ARLAC), hosted by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity inAbuja Nigeria54
  55. 55. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT• The Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu (centre) withPerm. Sec. Dr. Clement Illoh (right) and the former Perm-Sec Dr. Olaopa at one of thecapacity building activities organized by Productivity Measurement Dept.55
  56. 56. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’d• Establishment of Enugu State Office of NationalProductivity Centre (NPC), in furtherance ofinstitutionalization of productivity consciousness in thenation.• This brings the number of Productivity centers to 11• Between 2009 and 2013, 37 private Organization havebenefited from the programme resulting in 555productivity champions, serving in 37 quality circlesaround the country.• Three volumes of productivity in manufacturing sectorhave been published and distributed nationwide.Productivity Index of the Agricultural sector will soon bepublished. 56
  57. 57. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’d• The Centre is currently the 1st Vice-Presidentof the Pan African Productivity Association(PAPA). In addition, the centre has also beennominated as the PAPA productivity Expert onthe African Union Productivity Agenda forAfrica;• 61 organization and 265 individuals wereconferred with the National Productivity Orderof Merit (NPOM) Award57
  58. 58. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENT cont’dHonourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu (center), Hon. Minister ofAgriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Adewunmi Adesina (left) flanked with Director-Generalof National Productivity Center and former Perm – Sec FML&P Dr. Tunji Olaopa at the 2012National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award58
  59. 59. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENT cont’d• Collaboration with the National Productivity Centre(NPC) in the Development of an Action Plan for theimplementation of the National Policy onProductivity.• Coordinated Nigeria’s participation at the 101thSession of the international Labour Conference, andactive contribution in the deliberation and adoptionof the Recommendation for Social Protection Floorby Member States.• The Recommendation has enabled Nigeria to set inmotion the machinery for the progressive ratificationof the ILO Convention 102, aimed at actualizing theobjectives of Decent Work and provision of SocialProtection for Nigerians.59
  60. 60. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT cont’d• Coordinated Nigeria’s participation at the 38th and38B Session of ARLAC Governing Council forMinisters and other international conferences.• 48 national workshops including in-plant/in-houseworkshops and seminars, were organized for over4,500 participants cutting across the public andprivate sectors of the Nigerian economy;• 6 policy researches have been conducted andpublished while twelve applied researches have alsobeen conducted and published;60
  61. 61. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENT cont’d• Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu in a hand shake with NPOM Awardee during 2012NPOM award61
  62. 62. ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENT cont’d• Strategic alliance have been built with the United NationsIndustrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UNDP,Fadama 11 & 111 projects, NIMASA and other apex bodies;• 55 workshops and seminars were organized for over 220participants on contemporary methods of improvingproductivity in various sector of the economy;• Over 1 million Youth Corp members were trained onproductivity and innovation in orientation in Camps both inFCT and 36 states of the Federation between 2009 and2013• Productivity club established in all over 60 SecondarySchools nationwide;• Each year, National Productivity Quiz competition andSchool debates are organized among participatingSecondary Schools.62
  63. 63. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education• National Regulation of Lifts, Escalators andConveyors finalized• Construction of the National Occupational Safetyand Health Institute and Laboratories inUmuahia, Abia State, in March 2012• Conducted 7,846 inspection of work placesacross the Country during the period underreview;• Validation of National Policy and Action Plan onthe Elimination of the Worst forms of ChildLabour in Nigeria, in progress63
  64. 64. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education• As at May 2013, percentage change and improvementof man-day lost due to industrial accidents, injuries andsickness resulting in absenteeism at the work place wasreduced significantly to 9.5%;• This improvement was as a result of increasedworkplace inspection of 7,846 conducted against 7,207targeted for 2012. Consequently, 8.9% increase ininspection was recorded. The number of accidentsreported was 72 as against 360 targeted as benchmark.• There was therefore a positive 80% drop in industrialaccident due to increase in workplace inspection.64
  65. 65. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education• The Ministry secured the support of Federal ExecutiveCouncil to approve the ratification of the MaritimeLabour Convention (MLC) and directed the FederalMinistry of Justice to prepare the legal instrument forthe signature of Mr. President, preceding theregistration of the document at the ILO Headquarters,Geneva, Switzerland. Nigeria shall derive numerousbenefits from this ratification.• Iv Improved networking and seafarers friendly portsactivities with positive chain on trade and shipping;• Attraction of technical development and assistanceprograms for projects and capacity building activitiesfor Nigeria seafarers and port workers;65
  66. 66. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• Institutional linkages with best practices in theseafaring and stevedoring industry;• Vii Attraction of young Nigerians into seafaring careerfor gainful employment in tune with currenttransformation Agenda of government;• The Ministry through the Michael Imoudu NationalInstitute of Labour Studies (MINILS);• Trained 3,126 persons at Micheal Imoudu NationalInstitute of Labour Studies (MINILS);• Secured accreditation and commenced long term basiceducation programmes (including National diplomain Industrial Relations) to enhance workers careeraspirations and progression;66
  67. 67. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• Improved training research leading to anincrease of 40% in the number of researchesand publications done by the Institute;• Completion and commissioned studentsCafeteria, Ultra Modern Guest Chalet;• Hostel blocks and work is in progress on theconstruction of 1000 capacity Auditorium.67
  68. 68. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• The Honourable Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu performing the foundation laying ceremony of the NationalOccupational Safety and Health Institute and Laboratory in Umuahia, Abia State. It is the first in Nigeria and second of itskind in Africa the Institution is aimed at providing National and sub Regional leadership in area of safety at work, in theprocess work-related illness, injuries and death will be minimize68
  69. 69. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• A typical Work Place Accident preventable through regular Factory and Labour Inspections69
  70. 70. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• The Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu addressing the 2nd NationalConsultation on Child Labour Policy and National Action Plan for the Elimination of Worst Forms of ChildLabour in Nigeria70
  71. 71. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• The Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu (centre) with Perm. Sec. Dr.Clement Illoh and other dignitaries at the Validation of National Policy and Action Plan on theElimination of the Worst forms of Child Labour in Nigeria on 17th May, 201371
  72. 72. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• Hon. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, CON inspecting the main Auditorium ofMichael Imodu National Institute Labour Studies (MINILS), Ilorin72
  73. 73. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d73
  74. 74. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d74
  75. 75. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d• The Honourable Minister of Labour Chief Emeka Wogu Commissioning the Ultra Modern StudentCafeteria at MINILS75
  76. 76. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d76
  77. 77. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education cont’d77
  78. 78. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education78
  79. 79. 4.50 Occupational Safety, Health, Welfare and Education• The Perm Secretary, Dr. Clement Illoh (center) flanked with members of the Monitoring & EvaluatingCommittee of the Federal ministry Labour and Productivity inaugurated on 30th April, 201379
  80. 80. 6 COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P• The Ministry took over the Community Service Scheme ofthe Subsidy Re-Investment and EmpowermentProgramme (SURE-P) from Federal Ministry of Finance.The Scheme has already engaged 120,000 persons out ofthe 185,000 targeted for the year 2013.• The Community Service, Women and YouthEmpowerment (CSWYE) project, is one of thecomponents under the Social Safety Net Programme(SSNP), Which is just one out of the eight (8) programmesunder the Subsidy Reinvestment and EmpowermentProgramme (SURE-P) of the Federal Government.80
  81. 81. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• Within a short period of time of SURE-P existence inthe Ministry, the Ministry has off-set arrears ofFebruary – April and continued advocacy activities toensure buy-in from the states and local governmentsby meeting with stakeholders including banks andChairmen of State Implementation Committee.• The SURE-P unit of the ministry carried out amonitoring and appraisal assignment of theimplementation of the scheme in the South-South geo-political zone with a visit to Asaba in Delta state. Thevisit was very successful in view of the results recordedand recommendations aimed at improving servicedelivery in other geo-political zones of the country81
  82. 82. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• During the short period in which the component wasdomiciled within the ministry, it was able to clear backlogof arrears from January to March 2013 while concertedefforts are on to engage the remaining two thousandbeneficiaries per state and FCT having earlier engaged 3000beneficiaries in the 36 states and FCT.• Each of the five other states in the South-South geopoliticalzone has also engaged 3000 beneficiaries each, giving atotal of 18,426 beneficiaries deployed to most of who havebeen deployed to about 1000 project sites in each of theover 100 Local Government Areas in the six South-South,with a total expenditure in the zone of N337, 937,650.00from the oil subsidy savings.82
  83. 83. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• We are looking forward to the attainment of theannual target of 5000 beneficiaries in each of the statesin the zone and across the federation, by the end of theyear.• 4.61 STATUS BRIEF ON COMMUNITY SERVICES,WOMEN AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT•• Community Services, Women and Youth Employment(CSWYE) Project has two components:-• a) Community Services Scheme (CSS)• b) Graduates Intern Scheme (GIS)83
  84. 84. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• 4.62 Rationale for Community Services Scheme (CSS)• (i) Most critical and significant social and economic changerequirement in the country, youth empowerment;• (ii) 15 – 35 years old constitute 60% of population with 1/3 beingworkforce;• (iii) Social safety Intervention to protect the vulnerable;• (iv) Address unemployment concern;• (v) Provide income support to the poor;• (vi) Create and improve quality and access to social and economicinfrastructure;• (vii) Promote social cohesion across gender and ethnic lines;• (viii) Environmental benefits – conservation and flood control etc.;• (ix) Security of communities;84
  85. 85. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• Youth unemployment levels currently very high more 35% amongst18 – 24 years old;• (xi) Youth are national asset that need to be harnessed towardsbuilding the nation;• (xii) Contribution to 1 million annual job creation of Vision 202020and Transformation Agenda efforts for youth employment.• (xiii) provides opportunity for temporary employment in labourintensive activities.• (xiv) Deteriorated economic and social infrastructures/services haslimited access to public facilities, hence labour engagement willenhance quality and access; and• (xv) Targets the core poor, women and other vulnerable groups.• (xvi) Seeks to provide income support to the poor thus enhancingto beneficiary household85
  86. 86. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• 4.63 Value for Money• Over 8680 Hitherto unemployed youths have beenemployed;• Income support provided to 8680 individuals with benefitsto households;• Over 2900 Women employed and have been economicallyempowered through income source;• Over 360 Communities have improved quality of social –economic infrastructure (of drainages, waste/refusedisposal, etc.) and Security and Traffic control services• Access to Infrastructure and social services enhanced.• Over 111,000 beneficiaries have bank accounts throughwhich stipends are being paid.86
  87. 87. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• Cross-section of SURE-P beneficiaries from Niger state87
  88. 88. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• During the short period in which the component was domiciledwithin the ministry, it was able to clear backlog of arrears fromJanuary to March 2013 while concerted efforts are on to engage theremaining two thousand beneficiaries per state and FCT havingearlier engaged 3000 beneficiaries in the 36 states and FCT.• Each of the five other states in the South-South geopolitical zonehas also engaged 3000 beneficiaries each, giving a total of 18,426beneficiaries deployed to most of who have been deployed toabout 1000 project sites in each of the over 100 Local GovernmentAreas in the six South-South, with a total expenditure in the zone ofN337, 937,650.00 from the oil subsidy savings. We are lookingforward to the attainment of the annual target of 5000 beneficiariesin each of the states in the zone and across the federation, by theend of the year.88
  89. 89. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• 4.66 PROJECT SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS– Priority intervention activities identified– by affected communities in line with– paradigm shift on bottom up development;– 2. Communities playing key role in selection of targetedbeneficiaries;– 3. Increase number of women and vulnerable beingemployed;– 4. Citizen confidence raised on good– Governance;– 5. Enforcing transparency and accountability;89
  90. 90. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d– 6. Enhancing commitment of beneficiaries– to work before earnings;– 7. Improvement in quality of social /economicinfrastructure and services;– 8. Awareness created on benefits accruing– from subsidy;– 9. Direct payment into beneficiary account reducescorruption; and– 10. Raising of hope in the youth and reduction in social vices.90
  91. 91. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• Handing over ceremony of Community Service Scheme of the Subsidy Re-Investment and EmpowermentProgramme (SURE-P) from Federal Ministry of Finance to Fed. Min. of Labour & Productivityrepresented by D (HRM91
  92. 92. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• Perm-Sec. Dr. Clement Illoh addressing participants at the SURE-P Workshop on M&E92
  93. 93. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• Cross section of the participant at the SURE-P Workshop in Abuja93
  94. 94. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Uduaghan, Hon. Minister of Labour andProductivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, Hon. Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, Perm Sec. Fed. Min.of Labour & Productivity Dr. Clement Illoh and other dignitaries at the flag off of the Delta State SURE-P94
  95. 95. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• The Executive Governor of Delta State Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan receiving SURE-P document from theHon. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, CON in Delta State Asaba95
  96. 96. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• The Executive Governor of Delta State Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan in a hand-shake with the Hon. Ministerof Information Mr. Labaran Maku and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, CONduring the SURE-P launch at Asaba, Delta State96
  97. 97. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• The Executive Governor of Delta State Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan in a hand-shake with the Snr. SpecialAdviser to the President on Political Affair while the Hon. Minister of Information Mr. Labaran Makuand the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, CON looks on during the SURE-Plaunch at Asaba, Delta State97
  98. 98. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, CON in a hand-shake with DeltaState Secretary to the State Government Comrade Ovuozrie Macaulay while the Edo StateChairman SCIC Dr. H. C. Lucky Imasuen and Director, CSWYE SURE-P Dr. Martina Nwordu watchduring the SURE-P launch at Asaba, Delta State98
  99. 99. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Uduagha in a hand shake with Perm Sec. Fed.Min. of Labour & Productivity Dr. Clement Illoh during the flag of Delta State SURE-P99
  100. 100. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d•• Beneficiaries of the SURE-P in Delta State100
  101. 101. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan at the graduation ceremony of Ariaria at theCentral Area Abuja.101
  102. 102. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• Hon. Minister of Labour and Productivity Chief Emeka Wogu CON, with the Hon. Ministerof Information Mr. Labaran Maku walking to a project site during the South –South zonalSure-P outing102
  103. 103. COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME, WOMEN AND YOUTHEMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME OF SURE-P cont’d• The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, CON issuing certificate to a graduateat the graduation ceremony o held at Ariaria , Central Area Abuja.103
  104. 104. TABLES• The Key Performance Indicators for thevarious deliverables and their achievementsare all reflected in the tables below104
  105. 105. Table 1 . Two Year Analysis on Industrial Dispute ResolutionS/N Key Deliverable 2011 2012 2013 Total1Total Number of Labour Complaint and TradeDisputes Declared113 213 72 3982Total Number of Labour Complaint and TradeDisputes Resolved96 174 62 3323Total Number of Trade Disputes Resolved byreferral to IAP AND NIC10 25 15 344Ongoing Cases7 14 11 32105
  106. 106. Table 2. 2011 to May, 2013 Key Performance Indicator Overview: Job Creation andEmployment2012PLANNEDTARGET2012ACTUAL20123PLANNEDTARGET2013ACTUAL ASAT MAY2013RemarkKey DeliverableJob Creation And Employment1 Percentage change in unemployment rate 10% 10% 20% 14%2 Number of skilled persons givenresettlement packages to establish owntrade33,650 3,837 38,000 43,000 Low Numberdue toBudgetConstraints3 Number of persons or applicantsregistered at NELEX6,000 1175 8,000 7,3844 Number of applications received frompublic and private Employment Agencies(PEAs) for registration7,128 6,952 8,000 8805 Number of persons employed from thePEAs88,630 45,862 88,630 8,985106
  107. 107. Table 3: 2011 to May, 2013 Key Performance Indicator Overview CAPACITY BUILDING/SKILLS DEVELOPMENT2012PlannedTarget2012Actual2013PlannedTarget2013Actual as atMayRemarkKey DeliverableCapacity Building/Skill Development1 Percentage change in education development inLabour issuesx 57.4%2 Percentage Change in number of skilled personssuccessfully resettledx 16.96%3 Number of persons certificated 7,500 15,800 110,5004 Number of persons benefiting from education atMINILS2,800 3,774 30005 Number of persons skilled beneficiaries successfullyresettled33,560 38,0006 Number of skilled persons successfully resettled 94,500 13,980 110,500 8007 Number of people trained thru skill acquisitionprogram45,000 1257 50,000 8008 Number of Artisans and Craftsmen certificated 145,000 15,800 16,000 5,7189 Number of persons benefiting from education fromother labour agencies. (NPC)2,500 1563 3,500
  108. 108. Table 4: 2011 to May, 2013 Key Performance Indicator Overview : SOCIAL SECURITY PROTECTIONFOR VULNERABLE NIGERIANS2012PlannedTarget2012Actual2013PlannedTarget2013Actual as atMayRemarkKey DeliverableSocial Security Protectionfor Vulnerable Nigerians1 Number of people benefitingfrom employee compensationprogramme of NSITF5,340,000 225,000 Entry pointJan, 20122 Number of Social securityscheme operational in Nigeria5 10 5 103 Number of people benefitingfrom various social securityschemes7,150,000 9,279,901 8,000,000 10,161,2594 Number of accident casesreported102 380 200 5355 Number of resettlement claimspaid10,750 18 33,650 317 (N2.33)MillionUnder ECA108
  109. 109. Table 5: 2011 to May, 2013 Key Performance Indicator Overview: Labour Safety, Health, Welfareand Education2012PlannedTarget2012Actual2013PlannedTarget2013Actual as atMayRemarkKey DeliverableLabour Safety, Health, Welfareand Education1 Percentage change in man-days lost due to accident,injuries and sickness resultingin absenteeism.8% 9% 10% Ratio ofreportedAccident tolost days in %2 Number of inspectionconducted7,207 7,8463 Number of accidents reported 360 72 8,631 2,7754 Number of accidentsinvestigated180 72 65 155 Number of improvementnotices issued74 7,846 65 156 Number of prohibition noticesissued37 10 12 2,7757 Number of cases of prosecuted 6 3 10 1109
  110. 110. Table 6: 2011 to May, 2013 Key Performance Indicator Overview: Improving National Productivity2012Planned Target2012Actual2013PlannedTarget2013Actual as atMayRemarkKey DeliverableImproving National Productivity1 Percentage change in NationalLabour Productivity Index5.0 6.0 7.0 2.52 Number of organizationsimplementing Productivity andquality improvementprogrammes (P&QIP)230 182 350 1173 Number of companies withcollectively BargainedProductivity Agreements4,120 972 5,000 978110
  111. 111. Table 7: 2012 Key Performance Indicator Overview: Provision ofPolicies, Regulatory and Administrative ServicesPlanned Target Actual RemarkKey DeliverableProvision of Policies, Regulatory and AdministrativeServices1 Number of Policies initiated 16 92 Number of Regulatory instruments issued X 53 Number of Regulatory visits undertaken X 24 Number of Stakeholder’s engagement undertaken 170 1025 Number of M&E reports produced and disseminated 8 56 Number of International Labour Instruments entered,adopted, and ratifiedX 67 Number of staff trained in the use of relevant PolicyInstruments17,965 7018
  112. 112. Table 7 cont’d: 2012 Key Performance Indicator OverviewPlanned Target Actual RemarkKey DeliverableProvision of Policies, Regulatory and AdministrativeServices8 Number of Individuals and organizations conferredwith National Productivity of Merit Award (NPOMA)65 319 Value of Internally Generated Revenues 515,000,000 24,825,29510 Number of Jobs Created 437,805 29,83618
  113. 113. Table 9:Industrial Relations Paradigm Cont’dTrade Dispute Number Percentage (%)Number of Trade DisputesApprehended by the Minister ofLabour & Productivity over thepast two years398Number of Trade DisputesResolved through Mediation &Conciliation for the past twoyears332 83%Number of Trade DisputesResolved throughArbitration/Judicial Adjudication(Industrial Arbitration Panel andNational Industrial Court ofNigeria) for the past two years34 9.0%Number of on-going TradeDisputes (2011 to May, 2013)32 8.0%113
  114. 114. 5.0 CONCLUSIONS• The Ministry has moved ahead with the changing timeswith world globalisation and its fall-outs by adopting newParadigm shift from traditional orientation to moderndevelopmental framework amenable to progress andsustainability in the discharge of its mandate.• Nigeria is currently facing the challenge of unemployment,underemployment and social exclusion. More jobs need becreated or generated through increased IT penetration inthe states and local governments and development ofentrepreneurial culture to incite the country to tap thelargely untapped industrial potentials and globalopportunities. Nigeria’s socio-economic conditions in thelast two decades have been characterized byunemployment crises and mass poverty.114
  115. 115. CONCLUSIONS cont’d• For the ministry to be able to effectively meet the currentchallenges and implement ILO Decent Work Agenda there is a hugeneed for building the capacity of labour administration throughelaboration and implementation of labour policies• By 2020, Nigeria is expected to have a large, strong, diversified,sustainable and competitive economy that effectively harnesses thetalents and energies of its people and responsibly exploits itsnatural endowments to guarantee a high standard of living andquality of life to its citizens.• The ministry has a very crucial role to play in achieving this feat as ithas the mandate to facilitate and promote peaceful, productive andharmonious industrial relations, safe and decent workingenvironment and enhanced social security coverage for allNigerians.115
  116. 116. CONCLUSIONS cont’d• In discharging its functions, the Ministry is backedby legal frameworks already listed above.• In applying the legal framework, a human face ishowever adopted to enable effectivecommunication and information sharing whichare bedrock of Social dialogue with its SocialPartners• The Social Partners, namely; NECA, NLC and TUChave been an intrinsic part of the success inachieving less Man-day loss in industrial actionsduring the year under review.116
  117. 117. CONCLUSIONS cont’d• The Ministry has moved ahead with the changing timeswith world globalisation and its fall-outs by adopting newParadigm shift from traditional orientation to moderndevelopmental framework amenable to progress andsustainability in the discharge of its mandate• New Departments have been put in place to enable theachievement of Decent work and Social Justice in theworkplace as well as create/generate employment andreduce the unemployment rate• In terms of human capital development, more than 50,000skilled persons were trained and given resettlementpackages to enable them establish their own business• The Ministry in the years ahead is determined, withnecessary enabling factors, to attain its zenith within theTransformation Agenda117
  118. 118. • THANK YOU118

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