On the 22nd of August 2019, AYGF had its quarterly Board meeting together with its Board members. The meeting was successful and we had a detailed and in-depth review of where we are currently, highlighting our various successes and challenges to help pull out lessons we need to take note of and to brainstorm on achieving greater impact going forward.
AYGF Pays a Stakeholder Consultation Visit Together With IOM (International Organization for Migration) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
AYGF paid advocacy and stakeholders visit to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 1st of August 2019 together with an IOM representative present to help foster relationships with the Embassies in Nigeria to better deliver the EU-IOM funded project titled “Extension of Labour Inspection Activity and Labour Law Enforcement to Sectors and Workplaces Where Migrant Workers May be Present”.
We were received by the Ag. Director Consular, in the person of Mr. Manu Mohammed, and other foreign affairs official. An introduction was made of the organization and the project highlighted.
The Ministry thanked us for the visit and project presentation. He assured us of helping with any assistance we require in contacting the different Embassies.
On the 30th July 2019, AYGF, the Africa Youth Growth Foundation visited The National Human Rights Commission. We were received by Mr. Nasir Ladan mni, The Director of Human Rights Education and Promotion, and other officials.
An introduction was done, and the objectives of the project were mentioned to the commission. Inquiries were made on the provision of human rights to migrants and the extent to which these rights were protected, especially the rights of migrant workers. Also requested was information on any area gaps in the implementation of the rights of migrant workers.
Assurance was given that there are well-implemented laws in place that protects everyone living in Nigeria regardless of Nationality and that the National Human Rights Commission together with various stakeholders continues to monitor compliance with these laws. Also mentioned were plans to train MDAs on how to mainstream the rights of migrant workers.
AYGF CONSULTS THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS ON THE ONGOING PROJECT “EXTENSION OF LABOUR INSPECTION ACTIVITIES AND LABOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SECTORS AND WORKPLACES WHERE MIGRANT WORKERS MAY BE PRESENT”
Africa Youth Growth Foundation paid an advocacy visit to the Nigeria Labour Congress at the Labour House in Abuja on the 23rd of July 2019.
AYGF was at Labour House to intimate the NLC on the EU-IOM funded project – “Extension of Labour Inspection Activity and Labour Law Enforcement to Sectors and Workplaces Where Migrant Workers May be Present”. AYGF and NLC discussed the issues around migrant workers and labour inspection services in the country, and they agreed to provide all support and information they have readily available on issues of Migrant workers in Nigeria.
AYGF paid an advocacy and stakeholders engagement visit to the German Embassy in Abuja on 22nd of July 2019 in Abuja in respect of the EU-IOM funded extension of labour inspection activity and labour law enforcement to sectors and work places where migrant workers may be present project. The AYGF delegation was received by Mr Lief E. Strobner, The Head of Refugees, Migration and Humanitarian Aid in Nigeria and ECOWAS Region. Mr lief pledged on behalf of the German mission the necessary support that will see to the success of the project.
AYGF paid an advocacy and stakeholders visit to the Ministry of Labor and Employment on the 10th of July 2019 to kick start the advocacy and stakeholders consultation phase of the EU-IOM funded “Extension of Labour Inspection Activity and Labour Law Enforcement to Sectors and Workplaces Where Migrant Workers May be Present”. The ministry of Labour assured the AYGF Delegation that Pension, Documentation, NHIS, Extant Labour Laws will be given cognizance in creating a separate template for migrant workers.
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment is set to begin the process of extending labour inspection services to migrant workers in Nigeria. This is as a result of the advocacy by Africa Youth Growth Foundation. The Director of wages and employment in the Federal Ministry Of Labour and Employment Mr. John Nyali A, made the pledge on behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Employment while responding to the plea to extend labour inspection services to migrant workers made by the E.D of AYGF Dr. Arome Salifu in his presentation.
The Youth Leadership and Mentoring program (YLMP) organized jointly by Africa Youth Growth Foundation and the Nile University of Nigeria was carried out at Nile University on Thursday, 30th May 2019.
Youth Leadership and Mentoring Program (YLMP) is one of the flagship program of the Foundation aimed at addressing the leadership deficiencies and mentoring gaps that exist in the political, professionals, industrial and business sectors of the country while at the same time preparing our young people for the challenges of the present and the future through experience sharing and thought-provoking interactions between the Mentors and the Mentees.
The program covered areas of leadership engagement, business development, governance and entrepreneurship, and governance and citizen’s engagement with renowned, exemplary and intellectual speakers who are achieving and have achieved great feats in the society. They gave a narration of these achievements as a tool to drive the message the program sought to deliver.
The audience included young men and women, especially university students and youth core members from various parts of the country. Also in attendance were representatives of Ministries, Civil Society Organizations, Non-profit Organizations and prominent persons in the society.
AYGF Signs An MOU With IOM On A Project Titled “Extension Of Labour Inspection Activity And Labour Laws Enforcement To Sectors Or Workplaces Where Migrant Workers May Be Present”
On the 10th June 2019, AYGF, the Africa Youth Growth Foundation signed an MOU with the International Organization for Migration on a project designed to further strengthen the interventions being doled out in the migration sector in Nigeria.
The AYGF through the instrumentality of this project seeks to carry out baseline survey to ascertain the level of compliance and conformity of labour inspection activity and labour law enforcement in the country vis-à-vis the migrant workers in Nigeria and assess how that has impacted on the welfare and wellbeing of migrant workers in Nigeria in the context of implementation of and compliance with National Policy on Migration, National Policy on Labour Migration and other International Labour Conventions and Treaties while at the same time building the understanding and capacity of migrant workers in Nigeria on their rights, privileges and obligation.