Upcoming Activities

  • 2018 Activities

  • Overseeing the judiciary, whose role?
  • Towards review of MOU between INEC and NURTW
  • Monitoring of Political Party Financing
  • Youth Leadership programme "Open Minds, Young Voices"
  • Participative Planning and Monitoring of Election Promises in Local Governments
  • Looking left, walking right. Ideology in the Labour Movement in Nigeria
  • Sale of a State - Privatisation in Nigeria
  • The Struggle for Democratic Space, Labour and the Socio-Economic Liberation of Nigeria
  • Climate Change and Industrialisation
  • “Hunger and Poverty Alert for Trade Unions in West Africa "
  • Social Protection Floor in Nigeria

  • Past Activities

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Welcome to FES Nigeria

Barka da zuwa FES Nigeria!
E k’abo si FES t'ile Nigeria!
Nno, anyi n’anabata unu na FES Nigeria!

National Conference of Informal Workers Organisation in Nigeria
(16-17 June, 2010)

Informal Sector Conference Abuja

Approximately 80% of the working population in Nigeria is employed in the informal sector, but informal sector workers continue to suffer from comprehensive absence of social protection, access to friendly business environment, lack of representation and participation in political decision making processes. At the same time, the informal sector has seen rising organization within informal sector associations, communication with the
Nigerian Labour Congress on possible areas of cooperation. Until recently however, the sector still lacked an umbrella organization.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, in cooperation with the Nigerian Automobile Technician Association (NATA), therefore organized a conference establishing the Federation of Informal Workers' Organisations of Nigeria (FIWON) on 16-17 June, 2010, in Abuja. This is a major step towards a broader national organization and formulation of demands from Nigeria’s informal sector workers. The FES will continue to cooperate with FIWON in supporting the
self-organization of the informal sector.