Ngige assures workers of enhanced protection


MINISTER of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Nwabueze Ngige, has assured Nigerians of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to protect workers at workplaces.

The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr. Clement Illoh, gave this assurance while declaring open the Validation Workshop for Diving, Pressure Vessels and Lifting Equipment regulations.

The minister said, ”technology and development come with various risks on the human wellbeing.

The ever changing world of work requires effective and up to date intervention for a preventative safety and health culture.

Therefore, the need for subsidiary legislations to address contemporary challenges of safety and health at work places is imperative.”

He stressed the benefits of the regulation which includes provision of a close guide for stakeholders’ compliance with relevant provisions of the Factories Act for safe work environment and processes, provision of more details and guide for the safe operations of divers which will provide reduction in incidents and their consequences at work places


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