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FG introduces gender mainstreaming in labour migration policy

The Federal Government has introduced gender mainstreaming in the revised National Policy on Labour Migration, to ensure the protection of labour migrants of Nigerian origin in any part of the world.

The Director, Employment and Wages, in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Nyamali John-Audu made this known in Abuja at a stakeholders sensitization on the implementation of the revised policy.

Mr. John-Audu noted that the revision of the policy became imperative due to migration trends around the world.

In a remark, the Country Director, International Labour Organisation, ILO, Vanessa Phala, represented by the National Programme Officer, Austin Erameh, urged the federal government to explore bilateral labour migration agreements with countries for the benefits of parties involved.

In their remarks, some partners including the Swiss Agency for Development, Nigerian Labour Congress and GIZ expressed commitment to the implementation of the National Policy on Labour Migration in the interest of all.

Reporting by Tersoo Zamber; Editing by Chinasa Ossai.& Julian Osamoto