A non-governmental organisation challenging career barriers and advocating that more young women take more leadership position, HEIR Women has taken advocacy to the Nigerian Ministry of Labour and Employment, to discuss the ratification of the ILO C190 in line with its research on Career Barriers and Workplace Sexual Harassment against young women in Nigeria
Blessing Sani, Communication Officer of the organisation disclosed this in a statement signed and made available to TOS NEWS.
Addressing the representatives of the ministry, the Project Officer of the orgainisation, Blessing Ejeh, noting the fact that Nigeria is a signatory to the C190 from the International Labour Congress Convention, stated that the essence of the meeting was to find out how the policy can be pushed and ratified in Nigeria.
In his remarks, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, represented by the Director, Productivity, Measurement and Labour Standards, Mrs Juliana Adebambo, who hailed HEIR Women Hub acknowledged that Nigeria is a signatory to the ILO C190.
The minister disclosed that the convention has been signed by the Presidency and it is at its final stage, which is submitting the instrument to the International Labour Organisation office in Geneva for it to be ratified. He assured that the process would be completed before the end of 2022.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Director of HEIR Women Hub, Añuli Aniebo Ola-Olaniyi, who praised the ministry’s move on the ratification of the C190 also intimated the ministry about the organisation’s research and readiness to partner with the government.
Other members of the ministry present at the meeting were: Mr. Godson Ogbaji, Deputy Director, Productivity, Measurement and Labour Standards; Mr. Akachukwu Ike, Deputy Director, Special Duties; Agbapuworum Udochi, Principal Labour Officer; Murna J. Lorna, Assistant Director, Productivity, Measurement and Labour Standards, and Okenyi Nneka, Labour Officer.