Federal government to amend Nigerian labor laws
The Nigerian government intends to change all labor laws in the country.
Festus Keyamo, (SAN) Minister of State for Labor and Employment, revealed this during a working visit to the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Social Studies, MINILS, in Ilorin on Friday.
“We are trying to change all labor laws in the country. We are going to amend that of this institute so that all the labor centers are represented.
“All the central unions are not represented on the board of directors of this institute,” he noted, referring specifically to MINILS.
Keyamo, explained that the labor laws that established MINILS and others in the country have become anachronistic.
“The MINILS law was old, it was a decree that was adopted later as an act of parliament,” he said, adding that “at that time, the Trade Union Congress, TUC, n did not exist.
“We are not unaware of the lack of balance in the constitution of the board of directors.
The minister further noted that the high-level policy in the appointment of the head of the institute had negatively affected MINILS.
He said, “We shouldn’t be playing politics with the appointment of the head of the institute, because playing politics with who should lead him has killed this place so far.” “
Keyamo, warned that no one should play politics with a strategic institution like MINILS.
In his speech, the director general of the institute, Comrade Isah Aremu, said that the management was working hard to bring the institute out of the hopeless state of the past.