FG sets to amend Nigerian labour laws – Festus Keyamo

The Nigerian government aims to change all of the country’s labor regulations.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), announced this on Friday during a working visit to the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, MINILS, in Ilorin.

“We are attempting to modify all of the country’s labor laws. We’re going to change this institute’s constitution so that all labor centers are represented.

He pointed out that “all the labor centers are not represented in the governing council of this institute,” referring to MINILS.

The labor regulations that formed MINILS and others in the country, according to Keyamo, have become obsolete.

“The MINILS statute was an ancient one; it was a decree that was later adopted as an act of parliament,” he explained, adding that “the Trade Union Congress, TUC, was not in existence at the time.”

“We are cognizant of the absence of balance in the governing council’s composition.”

MINILS has been harmed by high-level politics in the nomination of the institute’s head, according to the minister.

“We should not play politics with the nomination of the head of the institute,” he continued, “because playing politics with who should lead it has already ruined this place.”

No one should play politics with a strategic institution like MINILS, according to Keyamo.

Comrade Isah Aremu, the institute’s Director-General, said in his speech that the management was working hard to get the institute out of its previous position of hopelessness.

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