ILO in Nigeria

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    ILO in Nigeria

    Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, with high economic potential due to the size of its domestic market, as well as its human and natural resources. The economy recorded an average GDP growth of 5.7% per annum between 2010 and 2014, the official unemployment rate for the working age population is 7.5%. Unemployment in Nigeria is largely attributed to the phenomena of jobless growth, increased number of school graduates with no matching job opportunities, a freeze in employment in many public and private sector institutions and continued job losses in the manufacturing and oil sectors. 

    Nigeria is an ILO member since 1960 and has ratified 40 international labour Conventions.

What's new

  1. FAIRWAY Programme provides support to national stakeholders on labour migration and fair recruitment.

    National Stakeholders Supported towards Improving Recruitment Landscape in Nigeria

    09 January 2024

  2. Publication

    Action Plan/Roadmap To Foster National Conditions For Women’s Entrepreneurship Development And Enterprise Formalization In Nigeria

    18 December 2023

  3. Case study on the ratification of Convention 181: ILO in Nigeria

    How ILO missions supported the ratification of C181 in Nigeria

    12 December 2023

Interview with

  1. ILO Global Youth Employment Forum, Abuja, Nigeria

Focus on projects

  1. ACCEL Africa - Nigeria

    In Nigeria, ACCEL Africa will focus is on the Gold and Cocoa supply chain and will concentrate its efforts on improving the legal, policy and institutional frameworks.

    The project will support the capacity of members in employers’ and workers’ organizations, in enterprises, and in public bodies charged with fulfilling the legal and practical obligations of member States; and of workers’ and small producers’ organizations in the rural and informal economies so that they are better able to claim their rights to work free of child labour.