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In its quest to establish sound mechanisms for effective service delivery towards best practices that will further move the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies to the path of achieving a competitive edge in its operating environment, the Director-General Dr. John Niyi Olanrewaju has urged the management team to come –up with a working document that will reposition the Institute and guide its operation towards the achievement of its strategic goals, vision and the mission.

Dr. Olanrewaju said this in his opening address at a three-day repositioning retreat organized by worldmark Insurance Brokers for the management staff of the institute in Akure. Dr. Olanrewaju reiterated that the Institute could only retain its slogan as the only one of its kind in the West African Sub-region if the management staff work assiduously in projecting the vision and the mission of the Institute to the outside world. He stressed further that the management should ensure that the stakeholders also realize through the Institute’s management that the vision and mission of the institute are achievable.

According to him “no other person will help us to do it except ourselves. What you have done in the last four years to take the Institute to its present level in the Industrial Relations sector of the country’s economy is a testimony to the fact that you can compete any where within the industrial Relations Circle”.

While expressing his appreciation on the immense support and cooperation he received from his management team his assumption of office, Dr. Olanrewaju affirmed his belief that the retreat will come up with a workable document that the future generation will be proud of and therefore acknowledged the present management’s contribution as having impacted very well on the growth of the Institute.

In his Goodwill message, the Managing Director of worldmark Group, the organizers of the retreat, Mr. Sola Olabode commended the Institute for playing a significant role in the reforms and development of labour education in Nigeria, and on its role in the transformation of the institute to a first class parastatal that has impacted positively on the cordial relationship being experienced across the country.

He however cautioned them that as an Institute that is of strategic importance to the implementation of this Administration’s vision 20-20 and the Government 7 points Agenda, there are still challenges to surmount.

He therefore, appealed for full co-operation and support of the participants for the realization of the objectives of the 3-day repositioning retreat which he said will definitely complement and strengthen the Institute’s management’s effort to meet critical local and global challenges.

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