The new president of the Association of Human Capital Providers of Nigeria, Dr Olufemi Ogunlowo, said the association will strive to maintain fair labor practices that uphold international labor standards and ethical practices.
Ogunlowo said so at the association’s 10th annual general meeting.
He said, “Our strategic priority will remain to position HuCaPAN as the voice of the industry by creating benefits and opportunities for member companies in a way that will protect our business.
“We will devote the next two years to building on our strengths and taking new directions through training, resource mobilization, strengthening our relationships with government and relevant stakeholders, effective implementation of conventions , ratified International Labor Organization policies and laws governing our industry. . ”
In his remarks, outgoing president Aderemi Adegboyega said the association was not immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adegboyega said, “Some of our member companies have suffered arbitrary contract cancellation, suspension or downgrading.
“The inability of customers to meet their obligations and the reduction in the workforce among other things were responsible.
“Last year our industry was threatened by bills banning casualization confused with labor contract and outsourcing in Nigeria.
“HuCaPAN has taken steps through consultations and media campaigns to educate developers and the public to clear up the confusion.
“Today, ratification of International Labor Convention C181 – Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 and Convention 143 – Migrant Workers is on the horizon.
He added that there had been an improvement in the collaboration between the association and the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment.
Other elected members include the First Vice President, Chief Nzeribe Okegbue of Nzealbertech Nigeria Limited, Otunba Tunji Balogun of XL Outsourcing Limited, Second Vice President and Ms. Christaina Ubuane, Treasurer.
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