Justice Kenneth AmadiNational Industrial Court of Nigeria, Ikoyi


    Hon.  Justice Kenneth Ikechukwu Amadi holds a  Ph. D from the University of Nigeria Nsukka,  LLM from the University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state and LL.B from the then  Imo State University, Okigwe (Now Abia State University). He was called to the Bar in 1990.

    He did a certificate course on International Labour Standards at the International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin Italy, 2013.   He also did another Certificate Course on Gender-Based Violence in the World of Works from the same International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin Italy, 2016.

    He was the Publicity Secretary of NBA Aba Branch 2001 – 2003, Secretary NBA Mbaise Branch 2004 – 2006, Chairman NBA Mbaise Branch 2010 – 2012 and lecturer at the Department of Law, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Agbani, Enugu before his judicial appointment as a judge of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria

    He has several publications to his credit.

    Join Justice Kenneth Amadi at the session titled: 

    “A People-Centered Labour Law for Organizational Productivity” (Plenary 1 Panel Discussion)


    The world of work is changing at a fast pace and the workforce is becoming highly dynamic and diverse. However, our legal framework with respect to regulation of people at work leaves much to be desired. There is an increasing need to review our legal framework to reflect today’s diverse workforce, complexities of how work is done and the changing workplace practices by making it more people-centered such that productivity can be enhanced. This brings to the fore the urgent need for Employers, Employees, Labour Organizations, Government Ministries, Departments & Agencies, Professional Associations, Judiciary and the Legislature to take a critical look at our Labour and Employment laws with a view to making it relevant and aligned to present day realities.

    Discussants will attempt a review of our labour law and employment practices in view of recent developments in the labour and employment space, and offer insights into how we can make our labour law more people-centered while taking into cognizance the need to improve organizational productivity.

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