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.
15 November 2022
International labour standards
Nigeria ratifies ILO conventions on occupational safety and health and on violence and harassment in the world of work
08 November 2022
Women entrepreneurs and formalization in Nigeria: Study on barriers and opportunities validated by tripartite constituents and informal sector representatives
06 November 2022
Focus on projects
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.