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FG to establish productivity units in MDAs nationwide

FG to establish productivity units in MDAs nationwide

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has disclosed that the present administration has set the stage for the estab­lishment of Productivity Units in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS) in the Country, as directed by Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari in his address at the occasion marking the observance of National Pro­ductivity Day on 20th August, 2015.

Recently revealed this while declaring open a Productivity Awareness lecture for middle cadre (Grade levels 07 – 12) of­ficers who constitute the target group that handle major func­tions in the Ministry and in the Public Sector, Ngige stressed that the awareness lecture is very important and dear to his Ministry because of its bearing on the success of the change mantra of President Muham­madu Buhari’s Administration.

“We are living in a time of change. The public service must improve its productivity in order to achieve growth and vitalize the Nigerian economy against the backdrop of accelerating globalization and International Competitiveness, exponential increase in the unemployment rate and the dwindling oil rev­enues.”

He noted that, “there is no doubt that the service needs to be attuned to its responsibilities not only as a source of policy advice and primary executor of programmes, but as the custo­dian of data and information on which decisions are to be based.

He further emphasized that “Productivity is universally ac­knowledged as crucial and criti­cal to a country’s competitive­ness and its integration into the global economy.