Across the world, millions of children do hazardous work under conditions that prevents them from getting education and is harmful to their physical, mental, or social development. Every day, an estimated 168 million boys and girls work as child labourers, in the farms, fields, factories, homes, streets and battlefields.
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Strategies to increase local food production and stem the decline in the nation’s manufacturing sector ranked top on the agenda when trade unions and civil society groups gathered in Lagos last week.
The occasion was a one-day round-table organized by affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union Federation, Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC) and Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria, (FIWON) with support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, (FES) to mark Africa Industrialization Day 2014. It had as theme: “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development: Africa Agro Industry for Food Security,
Appraising the economy, The round-table commended the Kano State government and its massive investments in Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, reported to have generated over 300,000 jobs.
As part of efforts to ease transportation challenges of commuters in the Lagos metropolis Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) has rolled out 133 high capacity mass transit buses with about N1.5 billion first tranche loan secured from Infrastructure Bank.
The buses would be operating in Lagos on the name Labour City Transport Services, LCTS, with technical services to be provided by Yutong Motors of China, the manufacturers of the buses.