Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, with high economic potential due to the size of its domestic market, as well as its human and natural resources. The economy recorded an average GDP growth of 5.7% per annum between 2010 and 2014, the official unemployment rate for the working age population is 7.5%. Unemployment in Nigeria is largely attributed to the phenomena of jobless growth, increased number of school graduates with no matching job opportunities, a freeze in employment in many public and private sector institutions and continued job losses in the manufacturing and oil sectors.
Nigeria is an ILO member since 1960 and has ratified 40 international labour Conventions.
ILO in action
19 May 2022
Call for National Consultants: Completion of an Assessment of the National Conditions for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria
12 May 2022
Recruitment of a consultant to prepare a report on good practices identified in the implementation of the ACCEL Africa Project
25 April 2022
Focus on projects
In Nigeria, ACCEL Africa will focus is on the Gold and Cocoa supply chain and will concentrate its efforts on improving the legal, policy and institutional frameworks.
The project will support the capacity of members in employers’ and workers’ organizations, in enterprises, and in public bodies charged with fulfilling the legal and practical obligations of member States; and of workers’ and small producers’ organizations in the rural and informal economies so that they are better able to claim their rights to work free of child labour.