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The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment is one of the oldest Ministries in Nigeria. It began as a Department of Labour in the then Colonial office in 1932 and developed into a full fledged Ministry in 1952 with Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola appointed as the first Honourable Minister. The Ministry is established under item 34, Second Schedule of the Exclusive List, 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
 
The Ministry is structured into six zonal Labour offices, nine Departments consisting of six Professional and three Service Departments. It is within this structural framework that the ministry operates to provide, promote ans sustain the much needed industrial peace and harmony which are necessary for enhanced productivity of the citizens as critical inputs for growth and development.
 
The ministry operates 36 State Labour Offices and the FCT, 23 District Labour Offices Labour Desk Offices, Geneva, Switzerland. Recently seven (7) Labour Desks were approved for seven Ministries, Department and agencies. In addition, it oversees five (5) Parastatals and relates with several national and international Bodies and Organizations.
 
MANDATE
i. Employment generation with focus on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Employment Creation (NAPEC) document and the realization of the Local Employment content initiatives which tags generation of employment to award contracts.
 
ii. Labour Administration by effecting and supervising all the ratified and domesticated International Labour Organization (ILO) Labour standards.
 
iii. Skills development through the diversification in all states of the Federation of the mandate of the newly created department of skills development and certification in 2012
 
iv. Productivity enhancement.
 
v. Promotion of industrial peace and harmony in all sectors to encourage and attract direct foreign investment and public private partnership in the privatization processess where deemed necessary.
 
vi. Social security coverage by empowering the newly created department of social security in 2012.
 
VISION STATEMENT
To have a society with peaceful and harmonious industrial relations; where safe and decent work are guaranteed; and social security for all Nigerians is secured
 
MISSION STATEMENT
To create an enabling environment for national growth and sustainable development through best practices in labour administration.
 
THE DEPARTMENTS
  • Policy Analaysis, Research & Statistics
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Inspectorate
  • Employment and Wages
  • Productivty Measurement
  • Trade Union Services & Industrial Relations
  • Skills Development & Certification (Established in 2011 and started functioning effectively recently in 2012)
  • Social Security
AGENCIES AND PARASTATALS UNDER OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • National Directorate of Employment (NDE)
  • National Productivity Centre (NPC)
  • Michael Imoudu National Institute For Labour Studies (MINILS)
  • Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSTIF)
  • Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP)
Government Agencies