The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has emphasized that gender issues at workplaces must be positively addressed to enhance national development.
He gave this directive during a Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Workplace, organized by the Inspectorate Department of the Ministry in Abuja recently.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. William Alo who was represented by his Technical Adviser, Mr. Emmanuel Igbinosun, stated that the Workshop is geared towards sharpening the skills, competence, and access to information; widen the scope of knowledge of the participants in order to improve performance for effective service delivery at workplace as stipulated by the Labour Act.
He said Gender Mainstreaming at workplace is a strategy applied to ensure that women as well as men concerns and experiences formed the integral dimension of workplace policies and programmes.
According to him, the world is evolving at a rapid pace and the change has brought with it new complexities that constantly reshape society and redefine every aspect of human endeavors and existence, knowing that organizations are among the most significant structures through which society function. He said organizations must adapt quickly enough to maintain relevance.
He therefore urged participants to make the best use of the opportunity by interacting and participating actively in all the session.
Earlier in a welcome address, the Ag. Director, Inspectorate Department, Mr. Ajuwun Daudu, said one of the objectives of the capacity building, amongst others is to build the requisite skills of Labour Officers and Inspectors to effectively deliver on the mandate of the Ministry on gender issues in workplaces and enforcement of labour standards.
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