FG Ratifies ILO Convention On Violence And Harassment In Workplace

Written by on September 29, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has signed the Instrument of Ratification for ILO Convention No.190 on Violence and Harassment and the document is set to be deposited with the Director General of the International Labour Organisation by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ms Kachollom S. Daju mni, made the announcement at the opening ceremony of a 2-day Regional Sensitization Workshop on ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment and Eliminating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Workplace for Professional Officers in the three Northern Geo-Political Zones.

Daju noted that Nigeria is the fourth country in Africa and the eighth in the world to ratify the Convention. She added that the Ministry has already inserted prohibitions on violence and harassment, Including sexual harassment in the just concluded review exercise of the National Labour Bills.

The permanent Secretary appreciated the ILO Regional Office in Abuja, and the International Labour Office, Geneva for providing the technical support for the workshop, and for its support in ensuring that Nigeria’s Labour Administration System operates in line with international best practice.

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