Labour Ministry, HuCaPAN synergy fruitful – says Perm Sec

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has described its relationship with the Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN) as fruitful.

Permanent Secretary Ms. Daju Kachollon spoke at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of HuCaPAN in Lagos.

There, she said the partnership was in fulfillment of the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) and Recommendation, 1997 (No. 188) which encourages ‘full cooperation between public and private employment agencies, as well as periodic meetings/training to update operators on procedures and operational guidelines.

The permanent secretary, who was represented by the Director (Labour and Employment), John Nyamali, said: “Recommendation 188 indicates that such measures could include, among others, training of staff and regular consultations to improve professional practices. It was in a bid to live up to this obligation as a respected member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that we started, in 2014, Annual Workshop for Private Employment Agencies.

“It is gratifying to note that participation in the workshop has been broadened to include principals, user enterprises, trade unions, Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). The aim is to update all categories of employers and workers on their responsibilities and rights as enshrined in international conventions and labor legislations…”

She assured HuCaPAN of the ministry’s continuous support, saying ‘the Ministry of Labour and Employment will continue to support your association to attain greater heights as long as your members remain committed to promoting the tenets of decent work in third-party employment.



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