2 Ms Vanessa Phala, ILO Country Director, made the disclosure at the 15th Annual Banking and Finance Conference, organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
3 Phala spoke with newsmen on the sideline of the conference after a panel discussion on the topic, “Workforce Globalisation: Opportunities and Threat’’.
5 “The role that we can play is not different from the role that we are already playing.
6 “I must indicate that the Federal Government has been in the process of reviewing labour laws and ILO has been in the forefront providing technical support.
7 “This is to make sure that the revision is in line with some of the conventions that the government has ratified.
10 “So, you do get situations where the matter drags on for a very long period of time, but it’s unfortunate.
11 This is because we are talking about the future of the generation of Nigeria and that will actually contribute towards the economic growth and development of the country,’’ she said.
12 Phala advised that it was essential for parties to understand and recognise the need for speedy resolution of the problem.
13 She said, “I think in order to resolve them, there has to be willingness to look beyond some of the petty things, but there has to be commitment to also trust that the conversations and the solutions are for long lasting.
14 “So, it takes a lot, in terms of providingwww.