Federal Government commence review of existing labour laws

Igbo traders

The Federal Government in collaboration with labour and the organized private sector have commenced the review of existing labour laws in the country.

The laws being reviewed include the elimination of sexual harassment in work places, labour migration, elimination of child labour, promotion of gender equality and occupational safety and health laws.

The Industrial Arbitration Panel, (IAP), the National Labour Advisory Council, (NLAC), and the office of the Registrar of Trade Union are also expected to undergo a review.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this at a three-day retreat organised by his ministry.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, William Alo were present at the retreat.

The retreat was also attended by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by its President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the President of the Trade Union Congress, Comr. Quadri Olaleye and representatives of the International Labour Organisation and Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).