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CIPM to engage government over unfair labour practices

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Udom Uko Inoyo

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) would partner the Federal Government and engage key leaders across sectors to remove bottlenecks that demoralize employees’ attitude to work.

The Institute said it would engage the federal ministry of labour and employment to effectively bring out the best in workers and increase their commitment to their work.

These are the submission of critical stakeholders at the just concluded 49th annual national conference of the Institute held in Abuja recently.

In a communiqué signed by the President and Chairman of Council, Udom Inoyo, the Institute highlighted some of the Institute’s roles in ensuring a reduction in the number of unemployable graduates in the country and also investing in the continuous development of human capital through partnership with the government.

He also spoke on the institute’s efforts at promoting student internship through collaboration between academic institutions and the industrial sector in a bid at improving the quality and standard of education curricular and supporting policies that will develop and sustain entrepreneurial skills in Nigeria.

The conference, which had ‘Innovate. Empower. Engage’, as the theme, explained that the institute known as foremost body for practitioners of Human Resources in Nigeria needs to leverage on its research apparatus to support government, organizations and business leaders with relevant data required for decision-making. It has to take the lead in driving the discussion on “big data”, artificial Intelligence and the potential impact on the future of work, workforce and education.

The communiqué read in part: “Government should deepen and consolidate Public Private Partnerships to resolve service delivery complexities, gain economies of scale and scope to leverage innovative ideas and best practices from the private sector and other non-state sectors; to build the next generation public service required for the execution of government developmental initiatives.

“Organizations should make innovation a part of the talent management approach by delivering relevant training and creating an enabling culture that supports innovation to drive business performance. Government and Organizations should be encouraged to set up idea management platforms and establish a catalyst fund to promote innovation.

“Government should partner with CIPM to accredit Human Resource managers in the public sector to ensure we have leaders with the right skills, competencies and motivation to drive the public sector into the knowledge and technological age.

“All stakeholders are encouraged to understand and attend to labour and employment related issues as they arise based on best practices irrespective of whether there are legislations backing them up or not,” among other issues.”

Participants at the conference include the Head, Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, Presiding Judge, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, among others.



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