The Honourable Minister of State Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni revealed today that the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari accord high premium to the issue of labour inspection services being a cardinal component of the Decent Work Country programme.
Prof. Ocheni stated this today when he led a team of inspectors on Integrated Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services to the Abuja office of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company.
Ocheni speaking, “the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari holds in high esteem the critical mandates of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in the area of Integrated Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services as a necessary component of the Decent Work environment general employment services designed to achieve maximum productivity in both private and public sector.”
He emphasized that the workplace integrated labour inspection is in furtherance of efforts at ensuring that the occupational safety and health of Nigerian workers and that of their employers are guaranteed in line with global best practices.
“The National Integrated Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services as you may be aware is one of the statutory responsibilities and critical mandates of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment. In doing this and in tandem with global best practices, the Ministry creates an enabling environment for Decent Work and sustainable economic growth and development through the use of best practices in labour administration. When there is friendly atmosphere then you expect the best from the workers because the aim of every employer is to get maximum output and productivity from his employees but this cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of rancour and discord.” Ocheni stressed.
In his remarks, the Executive Director of Dantata and Sawoe, Engr. Nasiru Dantata said the operation of the Organisation is always guided by extant international labour laws, regulations and conventions including the principles of social dialogues.
“We have distinguished ourselves in terms of being law-abiding in all our operations, especially in the area of workplace safety; we also have a cordial relationship with our staff in both the senior and junior cadre. We are happy to receive the team of inspectors led by the Honourable Minister of state. I want to assure you, sir, that our doors are open for inspection and interaction with the Ministry in its bid at promoting safety at workplaces.” He enthused