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. Protecting rights of all migrant workers through effective labour migration governance frameworks

    ILO Supports the Federal Government of Nigeria to validate the Revised National Policy on Labour Migration

    21 July 2021

  2. Press release

    AU, ILO and UNICEF mark the World Day against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

  3. #EndChildLabour2021

    Media Advisory- Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

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.