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Upcoming activities

  • 2017 Activities

  • Morroco's accension to Ecowas: Threats and oppurtunities - Abuja Policy Dialogue; August
  • Electoral Risk Management Training Workshop, Ondo, November 2016
  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer Review on the Country Report on Industrialisation, August

  • Past Activities

  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer review on the Country Report on Industrialisation August
  • Abuja Policy Debate goes Lagos: The poor must also live. Forceful demolition of markets and living areas in Lagos and its effect on the poor.
  • Symposium on identified gaps and challenges of the security sector in Nigeria

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Africa Industrialization Day – Ending the paradox of jobless growth

Marking the Africa Industrialization day 2011, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, in collaboration with the National Union of Textile and Garment Workers in Nigeria (NUTGTWN) and numerous unions from employment-relevant sectors, organized a press conference to start a union-driven initiative for job creation in the country.

Comrade Issa Aremu, General Secretary of NUTGTWN and Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) emphasized the need for a re-industrialization of the country to end the “unprecedented decline in industrial manufacturing and stunted growth in agriculture and services”.
Recent statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics put unemployment figures at 23.9 per cent up from 19.7 per cent in 2009. Despite massive oil wealth, more than 70% of the Nigerian population is estimated to live below the poverty line.

A representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) elaborated on the theme of this year’s Africa Industrialization Day: “Sustainable Energy for Accelerated Industrial Development”. According to UNIDO, “the AID, as an inclusive event, represents an opportunity to develop mechanisms necessary to create jobs, stimulate technology transfer and lower resource stress through the promotion of modern energy forms and services for productive activities, industrial development and entrepreneurship”.

To read the text of Press Statement by National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) in conjuction with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Click here