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Byline: Funmi Komolafe and Daniel Emeribe
For a number of years, organized labour has been deliberating on how to get the unorganized sector organized. Several workshops have been held but nothing concrete has taken place. Recently, the Nigeria Labour Congress took steps to bring the informal sector into its fold.
This report tells the story of summit.
As more employees lose jobs as a result of the effect of the global melt down, it dawned on organized labour worldwide that many of its members may have found their way into the informal sector.
This was confirmed by NLC president, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar in a message read on his behalf by Comrade Owei Lakemfa of the NLC. Omar said, "It is a fact that compared to the self employed, the workers in the formal sector are far …