Historical Appraisal of Military and Civilian Governments Intervention and Contributions to the Growth of Industrial Relations in Nigeria


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Governance differs in approaches, methods and policy focus because they are guided by different administrative and philosophical orientations.

The resultant shifts in government policies and programs have consequences on all aspects of the country’s socio-economic, political, and technological development.

Industrial relations constitute one of the most delicate and complex problems of modern society which merits national concern for proper examination and balancing.

Tracing government intervention in Nigerian industrial relations, this paper weighs the contributions of military dictators and their civilian counterparts to the growth of Nigerian industrial relations.

With a historical account of how the government’s principle of voluntarism metamorphosed into the principle of interventionism, the paper identifies

and quantifies policy actions of both military and civilian governments which significantly, contributed to the Nigerian model of industrial relations today. Despite the worldwide condemnation of the military for its involvement in industrial relations politics, its achievements
outweigh that of its civilian counterparts. It is, therefore, recommended that being the most desirable form of government, the Nigerian civilian government should be more pragmatic in policy formulation and implementation that is capable of ensuring long-lasting harmonious
industrial relations while curtailing acrimonies and rifts in industrial relations.

Industrial and Labour Relations in Contemporary Nigeria and the World

In the past few decades, labor and employment relations have experienced significant changes, especially in developing nations. This is partly a result of the growing influence of globalization, turbulent competition, neo-liberal reforms, and privatization of public sector workplaces. All of which affect processes of enforcing labor standards leading to new trends such as decentralization of production, the accompanying outsourcing of workers to third parties, and other uprising series of ambiguous employment arrangements including agency work, casualization, telecommuting, contract or part-time work, and other temporary employment arrangements. Palpable from this new turn of events in the Nigerian world of works is the growing inability of practitioners to tackle the challenges associated with these uprising new versions of


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