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FG investigates unfair labour practices

27 June 2012, 07:15

 Abuja - The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Nwogu, has set up a panel to investigate alleged unfair labour practices in the beverages industries.

The panel was set up in response to the complaints on the issue by the Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Mr Frank Nweke Jnr, when he led executive members of the group on a courtesy visit to the minister in Abuja.

A statement by the ministry's Assistant Director (Press), Mr Samuel Olowookere, named  Dr Tunji Olaopa, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry as chairman of the panel.

"It is reprehensible that people can violate the right of property owner because the property belongs to the company.

"Within the international best practices picketing is allowed but locking up of property would amount to impunity.

"The major mantra of this administration is adherence to The Rule of Law which has touched every aspect of this administration.

"I hereby set up an investigative panel to look into this allegation headed by the permanent secretary," the statement quoted Wogu as saying.

It said the panel would look at the immediate and remote causes of the conflict and come up with solution.

It added that the "status quo-ante" should be maintained by both the labour unions and the beverages companies to allow for full investigation.

Nweke, a former Information minister, said the visit was to afford the group the opportunity to discuss perspectives on Nigeria’s overall labour environment.

He said the focus would be on emerging labour practices within the economy especially those that could lead to disinvestment in the nation's fragile economy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the group is made up of top executive officers of some of Nigeria’s leading industries.


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