By Demola Akinyemi, Ilorin
The Governing Council, Director-General, Management and workers of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) on Thursday prayed for a united Nigeria as a part of the Institute’s actions to mark Independence Day to rejoice NIGERIA at 61.
Meanwhile, the Labour Institute additionally condoled with the administration and workers of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) on the demise of Dr Timothy Olawale, the Director-General of the umbrella group of employers within the Organized Private Sector of Nigeria.
The prayer classes for Nigeria’s Independence anniversary which have been held concurrently on the Institute’s Mosque and Chapel have been noticed by Muslims and Christians trustworthy respectively.
In an Independence message to Muslims on the Mosque, Ustaz Suleiman Kasandubu, who took his textual content from Surah Al-i-‘Imran 103 enjoined Muslims to hold fast to unity as commanded by Allah.
While urging them to recognize God’s favour of their lives, he additionally charged them to be united within the coronary heart, including that unity in people might be translated to unity in a nation.
Similarly, talking on the subject, “Unity: the Master Key to Unlimited Progress”, Pastor Samuel Ijeh charged Christians to embrace oneness as a result of, in keeping with him, “any kingdom, country or people that are not united is permitted to fall.”
Taking his textual content from Luke 11:17, the person of God prayed for a extra united Nigeria the place there will probably be peace and progress, including that, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
According to the condolence assertion, titled “Late Dr. Timothy Olawale, Director-General NECA: MINILS Loses An Enthusiastic Partner” issued by Lawal Moshood PhD on behalf of the DG, it described Dr Olawale who’s being anticipated on the Labour institute on October 7 2021 to ship a lecture, as a patriot, saying that his demise,” is certainly a tragic loss to the Institute who would miss his beneficiant coverage recommendation and patronage.”
It additionally reads,”The impactful brief lifetime of Dr Timothy Olawale exhibits that life shouldn’t be how lengthy however how positively we touched lives, constructed establishments and certainly added worth to nationwide improvement.
“The late NECA Director-General was an enthusiastic partner of the MINILS. Dr Olawale was particularly excited about the new vision to reposition the Labour Institute under the leadership of the new Director-General.
” His departure on the historic time of 1st of October marking 61st Independence Anniversary is a painful metaphor of a nationwide lack of a worthy patriot.”The assertion mentioned.
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