By Aderogba George
Domestic staff are set to receive awards and recognition for their contribution to the growth and development of the country and their employers.
The President of Association of Household Employees Management (AHEM), Elizabeth Ajetunmobi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
She said that the recognition would improve the capability and welfare for household employees and satisfaction and safety of employers.
She added that it would also encourage the growth and regulation of domestic staffing agencies in the country.
Ajetunmobi said that the association would also host a conference with the theme “Future of Nigeria’s Domestic Staffing Industry -Changing the Narrative”.
She said that the event, which would come up between Sep. 17 and Sept. 18, can be access for free at bit.ly/ahem2021
The conference would be held online and physically and expected to be attended by major stakeholders in the domestic work industry.
It would also be attended by employees, domestic staffing agencies, businesses that operate in the domestic staffing industry and employers.
AHEM is recognized as the leading umbrella body that protects the interest of domestic staff, with the aim to continually bring together employers, domestic staff and experts.
The conference would create a platform to explore labour policies, conflict resolutions, underage and domestic abuse, conditions of work, the employment policy context in Nigeria, and the methods of procurement of domestic workers.
“We created the award as a way for employers to tell their staff “Thank you” by nominating them to be recognized. They will receive certificates, gift prizes and knowledge sessions to improve their productivity,” she said.
She added that employers can nominate staff for free at bit.ly/ahemawards before Aug. 31.
The line-up of speakers includes Tara Fela Durotoye, Fola Alade, Biola Adediran, Chinwe Odigboegwu, Emem Nwogwugwu and convener Ajetunmobi.(NAN)