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Minister lauds Jonathan on labour-friendly policies

BY Victor  Ahiuma-Young

MINISTER of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has ascribed the success recorded by the ministry in maintaining industrial peace in the country to labour-friendly disposition of President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda.

He spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, when he received the Good Governance Media tour led by the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, on inspection of Federal project at the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, MINILS.

Wogu said: “Significant improvements were recorded in the Institute between 2010 and 2012 following my appointment as the Minister of Labour and Productivity by President Goodluck Jonathan.

“The enabling labour-friendly environment created by his administration has enhanced the recognition of this Institute internationally. We are collaborating with some universities in Nigeria, while students from other African countries have shown interest in the Institute’s educational activities.

“The Institute is gradually becoming a regional centre of labour education.”

Earlier, Director-General of the Institute, Dr. John Olanrewaju said MINILS has been providing education for stakeholders, who are the engine room of the economic development of the country.

The Institute, according to him, has trained over 30,000 workers from both public and private sectors of the economy.


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