Monday 21st August, 2017
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UNIDO launches 'Quality Award' to improve Nigeria's economy

UNIDO launches 'Quality Award' to improve Nigeria's economy

In an effort to institute the culture of quality in both products and organizations in the country, the United Na­tions Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has launched the first Nigeria Na­tional Quality Award.
The award cuts across all or­ganizations- both private and public in the country.
Speaking at the formal launch in Abuja, yesterday, the UNIDO Lead Technical Adviser, Nation­al Quality Infrastructure (NQS) Project in Nigeria, Dr. Shaukat Malik, disclosed that the award will help the country produce quality leadership, hence im­prove the economy.
The award he noted will also enable the country produce quality culture and quality man­agement.
Explaining further, he said: “The award is creating the qual­ity culture in the country and through the award the quality of the products and organiza­tions are being improved, pro­ductivity are being improved, costs are being reduced and the enterprises are getting the com­petitive advantage.”
He argued that the award will transform the fortune and dra­matically boost the economy of the country, because according to him: “there are proven facts that quality awards always boost the economy. It is a proven fact that Japan has started this qual­ity award in 1951 and still they are continuing because they know that it is supporting their economy. The US award start­ed in 1988 but still they are con­tinuing based of the fact that it is supporting their economy.”

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