The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has assured the federal government of its unflinching support to fight trafficking in human beings from Nigeria to Europe.
This was disclosed by the Director (ILO) Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Mrs. Sina Chuma-Mkandwire, while presenting eight different publications on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity in Abuja.
She said the ILO would continue to collaborate with Nigeria on the implementation of the European Union (EU) funded project to enhance the cooperation with federal government in the fight against trafficking in human beings from Nigeria to Europe (ECTIP) under which different training manuals, reports and a code of conduct for private employment Agencies were developed and printed.
Chuma-Mkandawire presented different publications for official use of the ministry to enable the officials to work better on issues of forced labour, human trafficking and to protect migrant workers’ rights in the country within the spirit of the ECOWAS free Movement protocols.
The Director Planning, Analysis, Research and Statistics (PARS) in the Ministry Mr. Zacchaeus Atte, while receiving the publications on behalf of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, thanked the ILO for the gesture and promised the Judicious utilisation of the publications.
He added that the publications would enable the ministry officials to work better on issues of forced Labour, human trafficking and to protect migrant workers’ rights in the country within the spirit of ECOWAS free movement.