Nigeria to address 105th ILO conference on Tuesday

Helen Shok Jok, Geneva.

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, will on Tuesday, address the Plenary of the 105th conference of the International Labour Organisation, ILO, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ngige, who is leading Nigeria delegation to the conference will be making his debut at the conference since he became Minister a few months ago.

As participants from the 187 member countries of the ILO listen to Nigeria, the Minister, according to our correspondent covering the conference, would be speaking on the cardinal agenda of the present administration in Nigeria.

What the Nigerian government is doing to curb unemployment in the country, security, the economy and corruption are expected to top the Minister’s address.

While in Geneva, the Nigerian Minister of Labour is also scheduled to pay a courtesy call on the Director General of the ILO, Mr Guy Ryder and also visit the Nigerian House in Geneva.

Dr Ngige would also give Nigeria’s position on the opening address of the Director General of the ILO to the conference.

The theme of the 105th ILO conference is “building a future with decent work.”