Category Archives: ILO

ILO seeks new strategies for SMEs to access loans

By Victor Ahiuma-Young INTERNATIONAL Labour Organisation, ILO, has called on policy-makers to look into ways to make it easier for small and medium enterprises, SMEs, to access such external funding. The labour organisation said enterprises using bank loans as a significant share of their working capital tend to have higher wages and productivity, and lower […]

Banning of ASUU: NLC to report Bello to ILO

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has told Governor Yahaya Bello, that he has no right to ban any trade union including the Academic Staff Union, ASUU, activities in lKogi State University, KSU. Wabba and Gov. Bello Governor Bello had fortnight ago proscribed ASUU in the university for allegedly embarking on strike and […]

Human traffickers earn over $150bn annually —ILO

By Victor Ahiuma-Young AS the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, steps up its campaign against human trafficking and other forms of forced labour including child labour in Nigeria, human trafficking and other forms of forced labour have been on the increase globally because of huge profit being generated. According to […]

Over 168million children engaged in child labour – ILO

By Victor Ahiuma-Young, reporting from Geneva, Switzerland AHEAD of tomorrow’s World Day Against Child Labour, 2017, International Labour Organisation, ILO, says there are over 168 million children engaged in child-labour across the globe, saying eighty-five million of them do hazardous work. Consequently, the global body pleaded with the world leaders to provide maximum protection for […]