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Labour and Industrial Relations should not be treated with levity because no nation can develop in the midst of industrial crises and work stoppages. Dr. John Niyi Olarewanju, Director-General of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, Ilorin made this assertion at the opening ceremony of a four-day National Workshop jointly organized by his Institute and the office of the Head of Service of the Federation on the theme “Furthering National Development Through Efficient Industrial Relations Practice in the Public Service for the Attainment of vision 20-2020”.

He said that all over the world, the industrial relations atmosphere of a nation is a critical factor in attracting direct foreign investment and ensuring uninterrupted growth of the economy. Dr. Olarenwaju who said the workshop was timely, considering the present global economic and financial meltdown which regrettably threatened developmental goals, pointed out that the national workshop was as a result of proactive and positive collaboration between the office of the Head of Service of the Federation and MINILS towards the realization of the President’s vision 20-2020 through effective implementation of 7-point Agenda.

Further more, the Director-General added that the Institute is committed to working with all stakeholders in ensuring that they develop a culture of social dialogue for resolving not only labour related issues but other social and economic problems that may manifest in the course of national development.

In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Records in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Haruna Usman Saunsi, represented by the Director, Establishments and Industrial Relations, Mrs. Maryam Hussain, appealed to trade Unions to give Government the necessary support and cooperation towards ensuring industrial peace and harmony in the country. He said that in recognition of the role of Civil Service to the realization of the 7- point Agenda, the administration of President Umar Musa Yar’Adua has opened more channels of communication with industrial unions.

Dr. Haruna added that the present administration has set up various committees to encourage constant interactions between the government and labour with a view to addressing issues of common interest and also to forestall industrial unrest in the country.

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