Lanre Omotoso – Ilorin
Federal government has assured Nigerian workers that their welfare will be priotized to encourage optimal performance.
Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Barrister Festus Keyamo gave the assurance during a Two day working visit to Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, MINILS in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
Barrister Keyamo said MINILS would continue to be a hub for workers’ training on how to attain industrial harmony.
Being the first Minister to visit the institute after almost Forty years of its establishment, Barrister Keyamo explained that he was at institute to listen to the grievances of workers and do the needful to motivate them.
The Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, noted that with Comrade Issa Aremu as Director General of MINILS, proper networking would be carried out to make the institute compete favorably with its counterparts globally.
Earlier on, Barrister Keyamo who went on a tour of the institute, stated that the facilities would be renovated to attract more patronage and increase internally generated revenue.
In a remark, Director General of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, Comrade Issa Aremu said that the institute would train Five Hundred Thousand workers annually on how to meet their needs without recourse to strike.
Comrade Aremu who emphasized that the institute would always implement the 30,000 naira minimum wage in payment of outsource staff inline with President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda to bring 100 Million Nigerians out of poverty.
In separate remarks, the Chairman, Governing Council of MINILS, Chief Frank Kokori and pioneer National President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Pa Sumonu Hassan maintained that staff welfare is paramount and promised to ensure that the institute become a global brand.
Correspondent Lanre Omotoso reports that there were goodwill messages from Kwara State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Staff of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, who promised to collaborate with MINILS to achieve its mandate.