Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment


Federal Ministry Of Labour And Employment

2nd Floor (257-237), Block 4A, New Federal
Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way
Central Area, Abuja
Tel: 09-5231694
Website: www.labour.gov.ng

Hon. Chris Ngige

Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment
Senator Chris Nwabueze Ngige, born 8th of August 1952 in Enugu, is from Anambra State.
He attended St. Johns Secondary School, Alor, Anambra State and proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Surgery in 1979.
Senator Ngige was Governor of Anambra State between 2003 and 2006 and represented Anambra Central Senatorial District from 2011 to 2015.
Before joining politics, he was Medical Officer, National a$$embly Clinic, Victoria Island, Lagos and Physician to the Senate President in 1983; He was a Consultant and assistant Director in charge of Federal Medical Centres, Federal Ministry of Health, between 1994 and 1997 and rose to become a Deputy Director.


THE MINISTRY

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity is one of the oldest Ministries in Nigeria. It began as a Department of Labour in the then Colonial office in 1932 and developed into a full fledged Ministry in 1952.
The Ministry is established under item 34, Second Schedule of the Exclusive List, 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The Ministry is structured into six zonal Labour offices, nine Departments consisting of six Professional and three Service Departments. It operates 36 State Labour Offices and the FCT, 23 District Labour Offices Labour Desk Offices, Geneva, Switzerland. Recently seven (7) Labour Desks were approved for seven Ministries, Department and agencies. In addition, it oversees five (5) Parastatals and relates with several national and international Bodies and Organizations.

MANDATE
i. Development and promotion of productivity employment policies and programmes for employment generation and actualization of the National Action Plan on Employment Creation and the Local Employment Content initiatives of the Federal Government .
ii. Stimulation and enhancement of nation productivity Consciousness, rewards for excellence and Promotion of national competitiveness.
iii. Skills Development, upgrading, certification, placement and empowerment of artisans, tradesmen and applications in various areas of national needs
iV. Provision of Social Security Coverage, Welfare and Workmen’s Compensation to the nationals workforce.
V. Provision of Labour Protection Service, supervision, enforcement, Education, Promotion of Social Justice, Ratification, Implementation and Review of National Labour Laws and Policies including collective bargained agreements.
Vi. Trade Union Education and Training
Vi. International Labour Diplomacy

VISION 
To facilitate and promote peaceful, productive and harmonious industrial relations, safe and decent working environment and enhance social security coverage for all Nigerians.

MISSION 
To create an enabling environment for growth and sustainable development through best practices in labour administration.

AGENCIES AND PARASTATALS UNDER OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND PRODUCTIVITY
National Directorate of Employment (NDE)
National Productivity Centre (NPC)
Michael Imoudu National Institute For Labour Studies (MINILS)
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSTIF)
Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP)

About Nigeria

Nigeria, commonly known as the giant of Africa with more than 150 million people is the most populous country in Africa. With one of the biggest democracies in the world and a presidential system of government, it has a dual economy, based on its rich natural resources, traditional agriculture and the trade sector.