Journal of Research in National Development

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Government Agents in Nigeria's Industrial Relations System

EO Okaka, E Eriaguna


A situation of grave concern in Nigeria is that about sixty percent of all industrial disputes results in industrial actions This can be regarded as a failure on the part of relevant agencies, whose statutory role is to proffer solution to industrial disputes. This article examines the functions and lapses of relevant government agencies in their statutory roles, and recommends ways to improve the industrial relations system in Nigeria, which include the review of the roles and functions of the agency; the involvement of organized labour in legislations and the recruitment of qualified personnel to handle industrial matters.

Keywords: Government agency; industrial relations; disputes; unrest

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