20 November 2017

Nigeria: Industrialisation - Global Union Holds Rally in Abuja Today

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Industriall Global Union in Africa will today mark the 2017 Africa industrialization Day (AID) in Abuja with a mass rally.

Vice President, Industriall Global Union Comrade Issa Aremu stated this yesterday at a press conference held in Abuja.

Aremu said that Africa industrialization Day (AID) is a significant day declared by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and serves as an annual platform for Governments, businesses and organized labour linked to industrial development to examine ways and means to stimulate Africa industrialization process.

He said the theme for 2017 Africa Industrialisation Day (AID) is "African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition For Effective And Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area.

He said a mass rally to call for industrialization drive in Africa will hold in the streets of Abuja today.

He said, "Together with the officials of UNIDO, Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, manufacturers, relevant stakeholders, members of African affiliates of Industriall will march for beneficiation and Industrialization of African economies from Eagle Square to Yar' Adua Centre. Last Friday 17th of November, as part of the labour's activities to mark the day, we organized 6th Policy Dialogue which extensively focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0): Implications for Africa."

According to him, the objective of the Policy Dialogue was to critically examine the opportunities for Africa to diversify its economy, promote mass decent employment with respect to workers' rights within the context of digital/smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0).

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