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Clement Illoh

Clement Illoh

LABOUR unions will achieve better result if they change their approach from adversarial and confrontational approach to developmental approach through social dialogue and collective bargaining, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr Clement Illoh has said.

Dr. Illoh gave this charge recently in Abuja while declaring open a two-day workshop entitled “Combating the challenges of industrial relations practices and trade union administration in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency”, organized by the Ministry of Aviation in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity.

Illoh further noted that the workshop was aimed at finding lasting solution to the problem of industrial unrest in the aviation sector. He added: “Today is a great day set aside for continued search of peace and harmony in the Aviation Sector.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, who was represented at the occasion by the Director, Planning Research and Statistics in the Ministry, Dr. Ibrahim Idris stated that the workshop is necessitated by the need to enhance the knowledge of both the management staff and the labour unions operating in the aviation sector, especially in the management of trade disputes and industrial relations among various stakeholders in the aviation sector.

He said: “The workshop will therefore provide a major platform in understanding the rule of the game by the trade unions and managements, thereby ensuring a harmonious co-existence of the social partners and the entrenchment of a sound industrial relations system conducive for sustainable development and growth of the aviation sector”.

Speaking at the occasion, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Abdulsalami Ibrahim stated that in view of the critical and strategic role of the aviation sector in national development, the need to foster a closer social partnership and working relationship between the agency and labour union for effective air navigation service cannot be over emphasized.

Combating the challenges of industrial relations practices and trade union administration in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency”, organized by the Ministry of Aviation in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity.

He charged all the participants to concentrate and interact with resource persons for optimal benefit from the workshop.

The workshop has participants drawn from the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Ministry of Aviation, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, and the operating Unions and professional Associations in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).


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