Nigeria Assumes Vice President Position Of “Govt Group Of ILO”

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Nigeria has assumed Vice President position of “Government Group of ILO’’ governing body, following the election of Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment at 107th session of the International Labour Conference.

In a statement issued by Mr Samuel Olowookere, the Director of Press in the ministry on Saturday in Abuja, the ILC was held between May 28 and June 8.

“While Azerbaijan is the current President, Nigeria is expected to take over Presidency of the Group at the 108th session of ILC scheduled to hold in June 2019.

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“It will be a great honour to serve the Government Group during the centenary celebration of the ILO in 2019,’’ Olowookere said.

According to him, Ngige also addressed the 334th session of the governing body of ILO on behalf of the region on the Report of the Director-General Second Supplementary Report on the composition of the governing body.

Olowookere said the report was an update on the status of ratification of the 1986 instrument for the amendment of the constitution of the ILO.

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“It will be recalled that in 1986, the ILC adopted an instrument of amendment proposing changes that affected 11 of the 40 articles within the constitution of ILO.

“The amendment addressed three main areas, namely, the composition and governance of the governing body of the office, the procedure for appointment of the Director-General and the rules governing how the constitution may be amended.’’

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He said that the principal aim of the proposed amendment was to make membership of the governing body more representative.

This he noted would be done by providing means of appointment of its members, taking into account various geographic, economic and social interest of its constituent groups

(NAN)

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