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Saturday 12 June 2021

June 12: Comr Issa Aremu, DG Nat'l Labour Studies Commends Kwara Gov Giant Strides In 2 Years

L-R: Comrade Issa Aremu, Kwara Gov

The Director General of Micheal Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies ( MINILS) Ilorin has commended the efforts of the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the past two years in office in ensuring a Kwara that works for all. The senior Comrade also joins President Muhammadu Buhari and Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to salute all Nigerians on the occasion of the June 12 2021 Democracy Day.

While commending the role Kwara Gov played in ensuring that President Buhari appoints him, and thanking President Buhari for the opportunity reposes in him to serve in that capacity, Comrade Aremu, said the institute is set to partner president Buhari and Governor AbdulRazaq to deepen democracy. Aremu disclosed this yesterday, during the Welcoming (event) of all Decampees from PDP and other parties from across the 193 wards in Kwara State to the ruling party, APC by the Governor, held at Banquet Hall Ilorin.

Comrade Issa Aremu who was also a former governorship candidate of Labour Party commended AbdulRazaq for his investment in education sector. 

"I am pleased to identify with my governor for wonderful things he is doing in Kwara State. I am proud of your achievements. I went to my school, Ilorin Grammar School, and I saw wonderful job you have done there,” he added.

“At the root of promotion of democracy is education of the citizens. MINILS established in 1984 is the only Institute which has the mandate of providing workers education to enhance the capacity of Nigerian and African workers through training and research to ensure dialogue and peaceful resolution of disputes at work places. With a vision to be a regional centre of excellence in labour studies and a globally renowned labour institution, MINILS, is set to compliment the efforts of President Buhari in delivering good governance in the context of insecurity and economic crisis. MINILS is poised to partner with the federal government, state governments and major stakeholders both in the public and private sectors to deepen and reflect workplace synergy, to reduce work place conflicts, enhance collective bargaining process, stregthen and deepen democratic process among the unions and their officials and engender cordial labour management relations and best practices”

“MINILS agrees with President Buhari in his Democracy speech that “the twin underlying drivers of insecurity namely poverty and youth unemployment.” 
             Comrade Issa Aremu

We also commend various unprecedented employment generation initiatives of President Buhari that include Interventions led by the government and the Central Bank of Nigeria targeted mostly to the agricultural, services, infrastructure, power and health care sectors of the economy, Anchor Borrowers Programme resulted in sharp decline in the nation’s major food import bill from $2.23billion in 2014 to US$0.59billion by the end of 2018. Rice import bill alone dropped from $1 billion to $18.5 million annually”

Aremu added that Nigeria fast developing not a failed state “The recent record inauguration by President Buhari of the commercial operations of Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos, shows that Nigeria is NOT a failing state as wrongly presented by African pessimists! On the contrary with other infrastructure development like second Niger Bridge, Lokoja Abuja Kano gas project revival of industrialization Nigeria is a fast developing economy”

“The National Labour Institute Ilorin through its Enterprise Development programme would offer various capacity skill development for workers in formal and informal sectors to promote employability of the youths”

MINILS uses the occasion of today to call on all Compatriots to rededicate themselves to the unity and security of Nigeria and Africa.

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