Abuja - Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has advocated for the cooperation of stakeholders and citizens to help overcome current economic challenges.
Such challenges presented by a recession are impacting on job creation.
“The country is currently facing difficult times in the annals of its history requiring understanding and cooperation of employers, workers and other stakeholders,” said Ngige.
He made the remarks on Thursday while delivering a keynote address during the validation workshop of the reviewed National Employment Policy (NEP).
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, organised the event in Abuja.
“In proposing strategies to overcome the current challenges, stakeholders must objectively and conscientiously be willing to make necessary trade-offs in the overall interest of the society,” said Ngige.
He reiterated the commitment of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to job creation and provision of decent employment opportunities for Nigerians.
Director of ILO Country Office, Dennis Zulu meanwhile expressed confidence government’s reviewed employment policy would combat the challenges of unemployment in Nigeria.
- CAJ News