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WEBINAR

AYGF in Partnership With German Cooperation (GIZ), Hosted a Webinar Event on June 4, 2020 on The Theme “Impact of COVID-19 on Jobs, Social Protection and Migrant Workers in Nigeria” from 11am – 1pm.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Lorwa Apera (National Coordinator Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office – NASSCO)
  • Ayuba Wabba (National President NLC)
  • Otive Igbuzor (Founder, African Centre For Leadership Strategy and Development and AYGF Board Member)
  • Hajara Umar Sami (Ag. Nat. Coordinator and Fed. Dpt. Direct, Youth Employment Social Support Operation – YESSO)

MODERATORS:

  • Sandra Vemuljten (Team Leader Programme Migration for Development, GIZ)

Dr Arome Salifu (Executive Director AYGF)

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FIRE OUTBREAK AT THE TREASURY HOUSE

It is with deep reflection and complete sense of duty and responsibility that AYGF addresses the press on the fire incident at the Treasury House, Abuja on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020.

While we wish to sympathize with the office of the Accountant General of the Federation and Nigeria over the incidence, it is our considered position that the fire incident might not be caused by natural causes and could be by agents of corruption who are desperate and trying very hard to cover up their dirty and corrupt tracks.

Accordingly, we wish to call for full and thorough investigation to unravel the true circumstances leading to the fire incident and the identities of those behind it for decisive prosecution and maximum punishment to serve as deterrent.

While we commend the effort of fire fighters in putting out the fire, for avoidance of similar antics in the future by agents of corruption in government, there must be deliberate effort to have systems and infrastructures that could put a permanent stop to incidences of fire outbreak and other incidences capable of compromising the safety and security public of public records particularly the high-profile establishments like the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Finally, we urge Nigerians to keep adhering strictly to the ‘golden rules’ in the ongoing lockdown and safety measures on the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

God bless Nigeria!

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AYGF HOLDS OUR QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING

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.

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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.

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AYGF PAYS ADVOCACY VISIT TO THE EMBASSY OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

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.

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MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT TO EXTEND LABOUR INSPECTION SERVICES TO MIGRANT WORKERS

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.

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A Courtesy visit to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Youth Desk

A courtesy visit to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Youth Desk (left) Mr Mashood Lawal expert SMEADAN, (second left), Mr Isreal Njokwo Public Human Resource Manager,(third left) Ms Rabiatu Iyimoga legal head,(middle) Mr Hamza Yahaya Head of sectors(fourth right) Dr. Arome Salifu ED AYGF,(third right), Ms Paticia Aniebue, (second right),Mr Hakeem Bola head of Agric desk, power works & housing,(right) Sakeenah Ahmadu Head of communication AYGF.

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CLEEN Foundation Visit

Courtesy visit to CLEEN Foundation( left ) Dr Benson Chinedu Olugbuo, (second left), sakeenah Ahmadu AYGF, second right Dr. Arome Salifu right Ruth Eguono Olofin.

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