FG will establish a labor market information system


The federal government has said it is set to establish a Labor Market Information System (LMIS), aimed at addressing the lack of harmonized labor market information.
Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige revealed this in Abuja as he launched a three-day workshop for Labor Market Information System (LMIS) stakeholders organized for strategize on the framework needed to achieve this.
Represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ms. Kachollom Daju, the Minister said that the LMIS will play the role of informing and guiding policy makers in developing and implementing active labor market policies and strategies , designed to fill the skills gap in the country, and improve national planning and development.
He explained that LMIS, an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment, in collaboration with other stakeholders, would harmonize in one platform all the fragmented labor market information spread across many ministries and agencies. .
The minister added that this one-stop shop for labor market information would provide data for national policy-making, as well as easy access to labor market information for users of this information.
Ngige, in a statement by Head of Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun, was quoted as saying, “The availability of reliable, timely and robust labor market information is essential for policy making, planning education, career guidance and business strategies.
He pointed out that a well-established labor market information system would provide insight into both labor market supply and demand, which ultimately would help forecast trends for job seekers, training establishments, companies and decision makers.
Ngige noted that producing comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date labor market information requires increased collaboration among stakeholders.
The minister therefore implored all relevant stakeholders to collaborate with the ministry for the successful implementation of the project.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Labor and Employment, Ms. Kachollom Daju, represented by the Director, Employment and Wages, John Nyamali, said that the objective of the workshop was to ensure synergy between stakeholders in the generation information for the labor market information system.


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