Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has canvassed the upgrading of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) to a labour university.
AbdulRazak made the call, yesterday, during a courtesy call by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo. He said: “During your tenure, we seek a name change of that institute to Michael Imoudu University for Labour Studies. The reason for that is because the infrastructure is there. Most of the new universities we have today don’t have the infrastructure in that institute.
“It will be one of your achievements in office. Most of our universities take years to put infrastructure in place, but the institute has crossed that hurdle already. That is one legacy that we will say you have achieved as a minister.”
Besides, the Governor commended the appointment of Issa Aremu as the Director General of the institute, as he assured the institute’s managment of his administration’s supports at all times.
Keyamo was accompanied on the visit by Comrade Issa Aremu; veteran labour leaders Alhaji Hassan Sumonu and Frank Ovie Kokori. Earlier, the Minister had described the Governor as one of the most labour-friendly Governors in Nigeria.
“I want to make bold to say this present Kwara Government is more labour friendly in terms of labour relation. Kwara is one of the most labour friendly states in the whole country, and that is why we are very comfortable and we are at home being here,” Keyamo said.