The Federal Government said insecurity and constant strikes among critical workers in the different sectors are hampering the national productivity growth of the country.
It also listed brain drain, corruption, poor workers’ attitude to work, infrastructure deficit, and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment and youth challenges as other factors responsible for low productivity.
Chairman of the Governing Council, National Productivity Centre, Barr. Eyo Nsa Ekpo, stated this in Abuja yesterday while delivering a speech at the 7th Foundation Day Lecture of the Centre.
Ekpo, who doubles as the chairman of the lecture, explained that productivity of many organisations and establishments have not been taken seriously, saying it is the driving force behind any country’s economic development.
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He said, “Productivity improvement drive has become a major driving force behind economic development with total reliance on knowledge, creativity, innovation, wealth creation, employment generation and ultimately poverty reduction.
Speaking earlier, the Director-General of the NPC, Dr Kashim Akor, said it was necessary for the government and its institutional mechanisms, employers and managers to join the centre in reviewing the dynamics of productivity engagements in Nigeria.
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