The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment under its factory inspectors department are responsible for the enforcement of occupational health and safety at work places. They derive this enforcement right under Factory Act Cap F1, 2004, Law of the Federation of Nigeria. They also oversee the implementation of several other subsidiary legislations, which provide for safety, health and welfare of workers in all workplaces nationwide.
The enforcement of factories Act is done through registration of new factory premises, renewal of certificate of registration and amendment or revocation of certificate of registration; special inspection of workplaces, investigation of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases.
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