The International Labour Organisation’s Governing Body announced the appointment of Abiodun Adejola as the chairperson for the period of 2023-24.
The body also elected officers for the period 2023-2024.
A statement by ILO said Adejola had been the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations Office in Geneva since 2021.
According to ILO, he was elected by consensus at the recently concluded 348th Session of the governing body and assumed his role as chair with immediate effect.
Catelene Passchier (Netherlands) was re-elected as the worker vice-chairperson while Renate Hornung-Draus (Germany) was also re-elected as the employer vice-chairperson.
Adejola was previously deputy head of mission at Nigeria’s Embassy to Ethiopia and deputy head of mission at Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union in Addis Ababa.
During the meeting, the governing body discussed questions arising from the 111th International Labour Conference, which closed on June 16, and adopted the report of the Committee on Freedom of Association.
It considered a report on a meeting of experts on the revision of statistical standards on informality and adopted a decision on the Russian Federation’s continuing aggression against Ukraine, and its impact on the world of work.
The ILO Governing Body, comprising 56 representatives of governments and employers’ and workers’ organisations, takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the ILC, adopts the draft programme and budget of the organisation for submission to the conference, and elects the director-general.