To be a regional center of excellence in labour studies and globally renowned labour institution.

Our Core Values

- Professionalism
- Inclusivity
- Dialogue
- Service Delivery
- Innovativeness
- Transparency
- Client-Focused
- Development
- Diversity
- Gender Sensitivity

Our Mission

Building the capacity of workers, employers and government officials in labour and industrial relations through training, research, education and inter-institutional linkages to promote labour management relations best practices and industrial harmony for sustainable development.

Training Departments/Contact Info.

Social Protection Department

HOD: Mrs. Olaide Ajiboye, (Director, SPD)

For further info and enquiry please contact
HOD on +2348033773265

Trade Union Education Department

Ag. HOD: Mr. M. J. Raji (Deputy Director, LMR)

For further information and enquiry please contact
HOD on +2348034981941,

Entrepreneurship Development Department

HOD: Mr. Ayorinde Ezekiel (Director, EDD)

For further infomation and enquiry please contact
HOD on +2348036145550,

Labour Management Relations Department

Ag. HOD: Mr. A. R. Ajay (Assist. Director, LMR)

For further info and enquiry please contact
HOD on +2348062325807, email:,

Academic & Distance Learning Department

Ag. HOD: Dr. Adamade Sylvanus (Deputy Director, ADLP)

For further info and enquiry please contact
HOD on +2348039404592,

Know the Institute

MICHAEL IMOUDU NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LABOUR STUDIES (MINILS) was established in 1986 through a statute of the Federal government of Nigeria (Decree 2 of 1986; now, MINILS Act Cap 261 of the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990).

Generated out of Policy directions enunciated in the 3rd National Development Plan (1975 – 1980)

The official foundation laying of the Institute was undertaken by President Shagari, GCFR on May 4 1983.

The law formerly establishing the Institute as National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS) came on stream in 1986, three years after the foundation laying ceremony.

In honour of the veteran labour activist and leader of the 1945 general strike, Pa Michael Aitokhiamen Omiunu, the Institute was renamed Michael Imoudu Institute for Labour Studies (MIILS) on May 1, 1992.

The word ‘national’ was added subsequently in order to project the public status of the institution.

DG/CEO From Inception

High Profiles

Sen. (Dr.) Chris N. Ngige OON; MD; KSJI
Hon. Minister of Labour & Employment
Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN, FCIArb(UK)
Hon. Min. of State for Labour & Employment
council chairman
Prince Sam Okpako Onokohwomo
Chairman, MINILS Governing Council
Comrade Issa AREMU, mni, NPoM
Director-General/CEO, MINILS

News and Press Releases

40th Anniversary: MINILS Honours Eminent Nigerians with Labour Fellowship

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Governing Council Chairmen From Inception

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Alhaji Shuaib_oyedokun
Hon. Herman_Hembe
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Prince Sam Okpako



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