THE PRESIDENCY
OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION

OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION

PRESS RELEASE

PEER REVIEW MECHANISM TEAM VISITS FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

“The Change Agenda of Mr. President is all about creating a cordial work environment for workers”. This was the observation of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, when she led Peer Review Mechanism Team to visit the Ministry of Labour and Employment, in Abuja on Thursday, 8th March, 2018.

Mrs. Oyo-Ita, who was accompanied by nine other Permanent Secretaries, said the purpose of the visit was to review the activities of the Ministry of Labour and Employment and to know its level of compliance with the Change Agenda of the present administration.

She said the Peer Review Mechanism is to enable Permanent Secretaries interact with one another and learn. “It is about drawing lessons from a performing MDA and implementing same in another MDA”.

The Peer Review Mechanism Team applauded the Permanent Secretary for a job well done and urged the Ministry to put reward system in place to reward deserving staff to encourage hard work and boost productivity.

In his presentation titled “Peer Review Mechanism for Permanent Secretaries” the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Adebiyi Bolaji briefed the team on the activities of the Ministry. The activities include, development and promotion of productive 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; Stimulation and enhancement of national productivity consciousness, Skills Development, upgrading, Certification, placement and empowerment of artisans, tradesmen and applicants in various areas of national needs; Provision of Social Security  Coverage, Welfare and Employee’s Compensation to the nation’s workforce; and Provision of Labour  Protection Services, supervision , enforcement, Education, Promotion of Social Justice, Ratification, Implementation and Review of Review of National Labour Laws and Policies including collective bargained agreements.

Others areas are Trade Unions Education and Training, International Labour Diplomacy, Promotion of Occupational Safety and Health and Administration of the Factories Act.

Mr. Bolaji said that, the Ministry has trained 406 staff locally, and 361 staff who had not been receiving salaries for the past two years were successfully captured on the IPPIS platform by the Director Human Resources.

He reported that, there is harmonious working relationship between Management and Staff Unions in the Ministry noting that, in the area of Staff Welfare, the Permanent Secretary has helped to cushion the hardship faced by staff through provision of buses for the transportation.

He mentioned inadequate accommodation, poor staff remuneration and Budget short fall as some of the Challenges of the Ministry.

Akinwumi Taiwo Olufunke (Senior Information Officer)

&

Kauthar Hassan Ibrahim Gwarzo (Information Officer II

For: Director Communications

9th March, 2018