FG adopts policy on productivity
Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a National Policy on Productivity for the country.
The approval of the policy which was sponsored by the Minister of Labour, Emeka Wogu, is the first in the country and will be followed with the constitution of a National Council on Productivity to guide its day-to-day implementation using a multi-sectoral approach.
A specific day will also be set aside for annual celebration of National Productivity Day different from May 1st Labour Day, with the intention of drawing attention and awareness to national productivity.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, who briefed journalists after the Council meeting, said the policy came after “decades of planning” and was exhaustively discussed and debated before approval.
He said that the policy is meant to enhance national productivity without which no nation can talk of development and that various segments of the national polity including the private sector and labour groups were all involved in the process.
“It encapsulates the vision to transform Nigeria through culture of productivity; to enhance capacity of Nigerians in productivity,” Mr Maku said. According to the Labour Minister the vision of the policy was to transform Nigeria into a productive nation through hard work and efficient management of resources.
“It aims to break the vicious cycle of under-development, he stated, adding that the policy will apply to both government and the private sector,” he said. “Besides, there will be implementation committees at state and local government levels, as state governors were all well involved in the formulation of the policy.”
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