Abuja - The Federal Government on Wednesday, said that it would partner with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) toward strengthening the ongoing employment generation efforts in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Samuel Olowookere, the Deputy Director of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity.
The statement quoted the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Clement Iloh, as saying this while addressing the 140th Plenary Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Iloh said that the partnership would also promote social security and productivity improvement initiatives for promoting decent work for the country’s labour force.
Iloh said that Nigeria supported endorsement of the ongoing repositioning of ILO.
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He expressed optimism that the effort would make the organisation more relevant to the aspiration and increasing needs of member states, especially in the years ahead.
"We agree that the future of Work Centenary Initiative is an appropriate choice of direction.
"We are also keenly interested in the other thematic areas of the report as they provide critical opportunities for accessing the ILO in the achievement of its objectives," he added.
Iloh further called on the ILO to establish a full-fledged and staffed office in Nigeria.
He said that the call became necessary because Nigeria was the country where ILO established her first office in Africa in 1959, among other reasons.