NIWOSEC advocates for decent work, environment for Nigerian workers …launches the workplace magazine

By Oyelola Oyewale

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The Nigerian Workers Strategy and Enlightenment Centre (NIWOSEC) has advocated for decent work and work environment for Nigerian Workers in order to boost their productivity as well as contribute to national development.

The Lead Strategist of NIWOSEC, Dr David Kayode Ehindero made this call on Monday during event organized at NUJ Press Centre, Ilorin to mark World  Day for Decent Work and launch quarterly magazine of the centre, The Workplace.

Dr. Ehindero in his remark described this theme Invest in care as apt in view of people healthcare and welfare package for the working class in Nigeria, noting majority of Nigerian Workers are working under harsh conditions.

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He narrated his ordeal at government owned hospitals while there are no facilities like ambulance and adequate medical personnel to provide quantitative healthcare to patients and victims of accidents.

The NIWOSEC Lead Strategist stated workers cannot be productive or efficient when they are demoralized and traumatized by inhumane conditions of work in the country.

While speaking on the motive behind The Workplace Magazine, Dr Ehindero hinted that the magazine would raise National discourse on issues affecting workers and set agenda for government, organized labour organizations and other stakeholders.

In his address, NUJ Kwara Council Chairman, AbdulWahab UmarMallam Abdulkareem commended NIWOSEC for coming up with specialized magazine to focus on workers and the workplace.

He emphasized that all stakeholders must see issue of Workers’ welfare beyond the minimum wage as provision of social amenities, infrastructures and others are important to overall wellbeing of Workers in Nigeria.