Plans are underway to re-admit Nigeria into the governing board of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has said.
Dr. Ngige who drop the hint while inaugurating the membership of various committees to articulate the country position at the 2017 ILC holding in Geneva Switzerland, said already Nigeria candidacy have being approved by other African countries.
“We, therefore, have to harness all resources as a country, hence my Ministry thought it imperative for Nigeria to get back to the Governing Board of the ILO. We have started the ground work and diplomatic shuttle and am happy to announce to you that we are going to Geneva this time around with Nigeria having been nominated by other African Countries under the auspices of Africa Union Commission for a place in the Governing Board of ILO with all the attendant benefits that accrue to countries that are in the Governing Body. We are going to represent West Africa at the Governing Board meeting. ”.
The minister while Inaugurating the committee, urge them to be ambassador of Nigeria during their stay in Geneva, because Nigeria is going to the Conference at a very critical period when is just coming out of recession.
Ngige added that the meeting will be very momentous for Nigeria as a lot of benefits will accrue to her in terms of technical assistance, human and material resources that will assist the Nation’s drive towards economic recovery.
The inaugurated committees include Committee on the Application of Standards, Committee for Labour Migration, Committee on Employment and Decent Work for the Transition to Peace, Committee for the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Finance.