Tag Archives: Labour

Update: Nigeria Labour Congress Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its planned nationwide strike after a meeting between labour leaders and the Federal Government. This was contained in a communique read by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, after a technical session that started late on Sunday and lasted till the early hours of Monday morning,…

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National Bureau Of Statistics Says Nigeria’s Jobless Rate Has Increased To 27.1%

After a 20-month interval, the National Bureau of Statistics has finally released data on the nation’s jobless rate, stating the figure rose to 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 from the 23.1 per cent recorded in Q3 2018. In a ‘Labor Force Statistics: Unemployment and Underemployment Report’ released by NBS on Friday, the governmental agency said underemployment rate…

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ICYMI: Senate Calls For Review Of Age Limits For Job Seekers

On Wednesday July 15, the Senate urged President Muhammadu Buhari to look into reviewing the age limits for unemployed citizens in the country to allow competent job applicants. The resolution directed towards the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity followed the consideration of a motion by Senator Ibrahim Gobir. Gobir cited Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate…

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Chris Ngige Tells Unemployed Youths Not To ‘Rely On Federal Government For Jobs’

The Minister Of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has made known to Nigerian graduates that the government cannot provide jobs for everyone. He made this statement through the Deputy Director/Head of Press of the ministry, Charles Akpan, said the minister stated this during a Townhall Meeting on popularisation of blue/green collar jobs among graduates of tertiary institutions…

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FG and Labour Fails To Reach Agreement On Minimum Wage

The technical committee established to work on the consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 new national minimum wage has again failed to reach an agreement after the representatives of the  Federal Government and labour rejected the proposed percentage increases in their meeting on Thursday. According to Punch, This came despite  President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise that…

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Adara Foundation and TAN by Tiffany Amber Join Forces To Empower Women Through Fashion

Fashion is a kinetic force like no other and consumers’ growing appetite for fashion ensures direct labour in the fashion value chain have to work. The last one-year has arguably been the fashion industry’s most lucrative when it comes to female empowerment. Ensuring the gains translate to fair wages and economic mobility for women at…

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