Nigeria: Raising concerns over the adverse health effects of climate change

In commemoration of the 2024 World Day for Safety and Health Work, the Federal Government and International Labour Organisation (ILO), have raised concerns over the adverse effect of climate change on existing health conditions and workplace hazards.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ismaila Abubakar who spoke at a symposium on Tuesday in Abuja, said there was a need for the ministry to champion laws that would mitigate the adverse impact of climate change on workers, especially those engaged in outdoor jobs, as well as promote safe and healthy working environments.

Represented by the director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Jafar Musa, he stressed the need for relevant stakeholders to develop innovative solutions and strategies to tackle the challenges posed by climate change in the work environment. Read more