Nigeria has called for the employment of more Nigerians at the International Labour Organisation office in Abuja.
The Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs Rhoda Iliya, said in a statement the call was made by the head of the Nigerian team to the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, William Alo, on Monday.
The statement said, Alo, who is also the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, called on the organisation to upgrade its sub-regional office in Nigeria.
Alo said, “It has become clear that the office in Senegal can no longer effectively serve our technical assistance requirements of the sub-region. We urge the ILO to upgrade its Country Office in Abuja, which also covers Ghana, Sierra-Leone, Liberia and Gambia, to the state of a decent work sub-regional office to serve.
“In the same vein, we renew our call for the employment of more Nigerian professionals at the office in order to bridge the under-representation of Nigeria in the ILO workforce, bearing in mind Nigeria’s status and contributions to the organisation.”