Why Nigerian labour laws must be reviewed - NLC

Why Nigerian labour laws must be reviewed - NLC

- The Nigeria Labour Congress has called for a review of the labour laws in Nigeria

- The union said the current Nigerian labour laws are obsolete and not up to date with international best practices

- NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, also said that a review will make the laws more effective to defend the rights of workers across the country

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a total review of the Nigerian labour laws.

Describing Nigerian labour laws as obsolete, the president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said a review of the laws will bring them up to date with international best practices.

Wabbba who spoke at the inauguration International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network in Abuja, on Tuesday, September 3, said such move will make the laws more effective to defend the rights of workers across the country.

Decrying the inhumane treatment meted out to workers across Nigeria, the NLC president said issues affecting workers are treated on ad hoc basis instead of following the standard stipulated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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According to Wabba, the ILO stipulates that a tripartite body must address issues concerning workers which have failed due to the absence of the Nigeria Labour Advisory Council.

Speaking on the strength of an organised labour, Wabba said: "Once you weaken those two institutions, it then means that democracy itself will be weakened and the rule of law will also be weakened”.

He said the inauguration of the body would provide the NLC a fresh opportunity to synergise and make changes in Nigeria's labour system.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the leadership of the NLC had threatened to stage a protest over the level of insecurity in Nigeria.

The NLC said the union will convene a national security summit to address and make recommendations on the growing insecurity across states in the country.

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