November 30, 2022



Labour migration: NLC, TUC to develop roadmap for commerce union coverage  

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria(TUC) with the technical assist of  the Worldwide Labour Organisation(ILO) is ready to develop a roadmap on a brand new coverage on labour migration.

Talking at a two-day consultative workshop, ILO Senior Technical Specialist on Staff’ Actions, Abuja Workplace, Inviolata Chinyangarara, stated the Commerce Union Labour Migration Coverage is a pathway for commerce unions to contributes to the achievements of the Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs) that concentrate on labour migration.

In line with her,  ILO statistics confirmed an upward pattern of outgoing and incoming migrants throughout the Nigerian borders.

“Some coming in are counted as a result of they arrive by way of common course of, airports and different ports of entries however the majority which are weak that in precarious scenario are these which are coming by way of irregular means.

“However ILO statistics additionally present that they the traits are rising, that’s outgoing and revenue migrants, notably throughout the Nigerian borders, ’’she stated.

She stated that labour migration was triggered by social, political and financial points resembling local weather indices on labour migration, disasters, pandemics and different disaster that triggered folks to maneuver.

The labour chief additionally stated “our statistics additionally reveals that largely in Africa, persons are shifting for financial causes, notably the younger women and men.”


She recognized the sectors extremely hit by migration to incorporate well being and building sectors, cross borders merchants and home service sectors, saying they  “are extremely cellular.”

She stated  there was brain-drain of extremely expert medical personnel and  others leaving the shores African nations to get higher jobs in neighbouring nations.

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“That’s the reason the ILO has give you a worldwide Worldwide Requirements that’s defending and selling the rights of home employees, that’s Conference 189,’’she stated.

Chinyangarara stated the ILO was collaborating with the tripartite constituency in Nigeria on problems with first rate work, notably on labour migration governance, to make sure the promotion of rights of migrants, amongst others.

Chinyangarara stated the Commerce Union Labour Migration Coverage was a technique that the commerce unions may contribute to the implementation of the nationwide Labour Migration Coverage.

In line with her, the Labour Migrations Coverage had grow to be crucial as migration had grow to be a significant problem in Africa for younger women and men as they travelled by way of irregular processes.

“After this workshop, we hope to give you a course of that may then outline the milestones for Labour Migrations Coverage.

“We hope to give you a steering committee that will likely be made up from NLC, TUC that may then outline in the event that they wish to do improvement of Labour Migration Coverage.

“That’s by way of consulting or on their very own in-housing information experience to develop this course of, ’’she stated.

NLC Desk Officer on Migration, Comrade  Eustace James stated the workshop which is the primary of its form would assist design a roadmap for the event of Commerce Union coverage on Labour Migration in Nigeria.

Eustace stated there have been two insurance policies that had been already frameworks for migration governance in Nigeria, which embrace the Nationwide Coverage on Labour Migration adopted by the Federal Government Council in 2014 and the Nationwide Migration Coverage adopted in 2015.

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