LASU VC, PROF. OLATIUNJI-BELLO, mni BAGS LABOUR FELLOWSHIP AWARDMay 9, 2023
In recognition of her role in the promotion of the welfare and well-being of workers, the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Ibilola Olatunji-Bello, mni, has been conferred with the award of Fellow of the National Labour Institute (FNLI), by the Michael Imodu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
The Fellowship award was conferred on the Professor of Physiology at the 40th Anniversary of the Institute held on Tuesday, 9th May 2023, at the MINILS Campus, Ilorin.
While conferring the award, Director-General, MINILS, Comrade Issa Aremu, mni, praised the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, for her labour-friendly leadership, which came to the fore during his visit to the Universiy for the signing of MOU between MINILS and LASU. He gave kudos to the Vice Chancellor for “…promoting decent work agenda” as generously alluded to by workers’ unions in the University, and urged her to continue in that spirit.
It is noteworthy that the professor of Physiology has a solid reputation for prioritising the welfare of workers in the University, a disposition that has earned her the nickname “Mama Welfare” by students of the institution.
She joined other eminent Nigerians such as the Minister of State, Labour and Productivity, Mr. Festus Keyamo; President, Industrial Court, Kanyip Bakwaph Benedict; Director-General, National Productivity Centre, Dr Kashim Akor; Executive Secretary, TETFUND, Arc. Sony Echono; Director General, NECA, Comrade Adewale Oyerinde and NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, amongst others, to get the award.
The Michael Imodu National Institute for Labour Studies, founded in 1983, is the only institution that provides labour education in Nigeria. It is empowered to grant academic and professional awards and to honour persons who make significant contributions to Industrial peace and harmony as elected or appointed public office holders.