The Centre welcomes the Nigerian Minister of Labour
Chief Chukwuemeka Wogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity of the Government of Nigeria, visited the Centre on 15 July.
The Minister participated in the official opening ceremony of the “Learning and Policy Workshop on Pension Schemes and Reform in Nigeria” with the Centre Director.
The Government of Nigeria adopted the Pension Reform Act on 25 June, establishing a new contributory pension scheme for employees in the public and private sectors.
To assist in the implementation of this process, the Government of Nigeria asked the Centre to organize a tailor-made training activity to enhance the capacity of key actors in the Nigerian pension sector to address crucial planning and policy issues and reflect on fundamental issues and priorities of pension systems.
The high-level delegation accompanying the minister included Mr. Abubakar Mohammed, Director-General of Employment, Dr. John Olanrewaju, Director-General of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, and former Centre participant, Dr. Paul Bdliya, Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, Directorate of Employment and his assistant.
Future collaboration was discussed during the visit, including training programmes for Ministry staff as well as the possibility of establishing a partnership between the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies and the Centre for the delivery of training activities for Western Africa.