Home Topics Ministry of Labour and Employment

Ministry of Labour and Employment

ASUU strike: Federal government set to meet with union on Monday

The Federal Government will meet with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on Monday Dec.10, over the ongoing nationwide strike.

ASUU Strike: Chris Ngige chides Femi Falana on ‘no work, no pay’ policy, takes...

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has chided Femi Falana (SAN) over his position on the “no work, no pay” policy of the Federal Government regarding the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Another 116 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

The returnees who had tried to proceed to Europe en-route Libya were repatriated from the North African country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
African migrants, who according to the Libyan navy were rescued by the country's coast guard, are brought to the naval base of the capital Tripoli on June 21, 2018. MAHMUD TURKIA - AFP

Migration: Federal government advises Nigerians to utilise migrants resource centres

The Federal Government on Wednesday advised Nigerians who are planning to migrate to make use of the newly created Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) to get adequate information relating to their destination countries.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 17th Oct 2018 4

Strike: Federal government to issue white paper on ‘no-work, no-pay’ principle

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the draft White Paper on the report of the Technical Committee on the Industrial Relations Matters in the Federal Public Service.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 17th Oct 2018 4

Federal government moves to check excesses of labour unions

There are indications that more crisis may erupt in the industrial sector as members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), rose from their meeting on Wednesday to approve a draft white paper for implementation of “No work no pay rule”.

Federal government, oil suppliers partner to sanitise sector

The Federal Government is seeking collaboration with oil suppliers to end unwholesome practices and sanitise the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy.

Oil and gas workers threaten strike over alleged Chevron’s anti-labour practices

Oil and gas workers unions are threatening industrial action over alleged plans by the management of Chevron to circumvent labour contract guidelines to sack thousands of its workers.

2019: Labour promises to vote out leaders owing salaries, pensions

The organized labour has threatened to vote out those owing workers salaries, pension and gratuities in the 2019 general elections.

Minister affirms federal government’s commitment to job creation, inaugurates multi-sectoral task team

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to reversing the ugly trend of youth unemployment through the involvement of a broad spectrum of stakeholders in a roundtable discussion on Youth Employment and Skills Development, in partnership with the African Development Bank Group.

Federal government to eradicate child labour, human trafficking by 2025

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that the was doing everything possible to effectively eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

Federal government expresses commitment to accelerate fight against child labour

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to accelerate action in achieving alliance 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal that seeks immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.
Standards Organisation of Nigeria | SON

Federal government warns unions against disrupting SON’s activities

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has written the management of Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, to clarify the membership crisis between the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, SSASCGOC, and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corpora-tions Civil Service Technical and Recreation Services Employees, AUPCTRE.
Didi Adodo

Official: Labour leaders not involved in N62bn NSITF fraud

The United Labour Congress (ULC) said on Friday that no labour leader has been found culpable in the alleged misappropriation of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) money.

TUC: Workers to know new minimum wage in August

The President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, announced on Wednesday that a new amount agreed on by the Federal Government and labour to serve as Nigeria’s new minimum wage would be announced next month.
Comrade Ayuba Waba, President, NLC

ILO: Nigeria lagging behind on reports on Labour standards

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that Nigeria was lagging behind in filing its reports on Labour practices in the country to the International Labour body and therefore need to retrace its steps in line with practices on International Labour standard.

Retired permanent secretary wants better funding for Labour Ministry

A retired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, has called for better funding of the ministry to enhance its service delivery and economy development.

Labour ministry denies car empowerment claim

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has denied a trending news item that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in partnership with the African Development Bank is empowering youths with Peugeot cars.

Recent Stories

Amina Titi Atiku-Abubakar

WOTCLEF advocates aggressive sensitisation of rural communities to curb human trafficking

The Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation has called for an aggressive grassroots sensitisation as a panacea to the ills of human trafficking in the societies.
Abuja Airport New Terminal

FAAN: Abuja Airport’s new terminal to process 15 million passengers annually

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says the newly completed terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will process 15 million passengers annually when it begins operations.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun woos United Arab Emirates to boost agriculture, economy

Osun State Government has offered to provide special incentives to investors willing to invest into the state economy.
Bobi Wine

Uganda’s popstar MP Bobi Wine ‘hiding’ from police after raid

Ugandan popstar turned opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer said Sunday.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP accuses federal government of failing to address demands

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has criticised the Federal Government for allegedly paying lip service to their demands.