The senate has mandated its Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity to ensure that companies and organisations that have proscribed unionism are appropriately sanctioned.
The senate's resolution follows a motion sponsored by Senator Shehu Sani on the need to sanction private companies and institutions that prohibit unionism.
The lawmaker said he is concerned that intolerance of unionism has increased in private companies and institutions in Nigeria.
The International Labour Organization earlier in the year raised concerns on the number of poor people in the world after it hit the one billion mark.
A Development Economist, and former Presidential Adviser, Magnus Kpakol has called on the government to be more serious about ending poverty in Nigeria especially through creation of jobs.