The Michael Imoudu National Institute For Labour Studies( MINILS) Sunday fed 35 students of Olunlade Senior Secondary School, Ilorin, Kwara state to mark the 2021 Nelson Mandela Day.
Speaking at the event, the Director General of MINILS, Comrade Issa Aremu, said the institute was inspired to join the progressive world to feed and educate 35 students on the importance and celebration of the life and times of late South African President.
He said the institute carried the gesture as parts of its social responsibility.
“In doing so MINILS wishes to compliment the globally acknowledged social protection measures of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in feeding Nigerian children and protecting schools against banditry and reactionary ideology againt education,” he stated.
Aremu said Nelson Mandela International Day is meant to honour the great legacy of Mandela and his values through community services and volunteering.
“This day also celebrates a campaign known as ‘46664’, his Robben Island prison number, which was originally launched to create awareness about HIV and AIDS. “On this day, people are expected to pay attention to the serious issues happening around the world and warn those who affect the peace, security and well-being of nations.
“The theme for this year’s Nelson Mandela International Day is “One Hand Can Feed Another.”
This day is celebrated by organisations that work for violence against women, genocide and crimes and who come together to inform people about these issues,” he added.