Kwara state Governor has called for the conversion of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies to Michael Imoudu University for Labour Studies.
The Governor made the call when the state Minister for labour, Festus Keyamo paid him a visit in his office in Ilorin during the weekend.
AbdulRazaq said “During your tenure, we seek the change of that institute to Michael Imoudu University for Labour Studies. The reason for that is that the infrastructure is there. Most of the new universities we have today don’t have 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 hurdles already. That is one legacy that we will say you have achieved as a minister,” AbdulRazaq said.
The Governor, who again commended the appointment of Comrade Issa Aremu as the Director General of the institute, assured the management of the institute of his administration’s support.
“Indeed, we are very happy to receive you here today. We thank the federal government for situating the institute here. We agree that the institute is being under utilized by the whole nation, not just Kwara State,” he stated.
“You will see changes and more cooperation between the state and that institution very soon. We will certainly take advantage of that and you will get feedback very soon from the Director General who was a major part of our struggle and a great advocate of community development.”
Keyamo was accompanied on the visit by Comrade Issa Aremu; veteran labour leaders Alhaji Hassan Sumonu and Frank Ovie Kokori.