The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, 10 others, as well as two companies will receive this year’s national productivity award.
At a press conference held in Abuja yesterday, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Clement Illoh, said the 15th edition of the award ceremony was based on the contributions of the awardees whom had passed through a rigorous but transparent screening exercise out of the numerous entries that the National Productivity Center, NPC, received using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
“Though, only few of the awardees are prominent names but it is important to note that the merit award is not a popularity contest but a due recognition of hard work, high performance, high productivity and research achievements that had transformed the lives of the larger society” he said.
He added that the objective of the national productivity day was to establish productivity consciousness and promote excellence in the service among workers and other organisations in both public and private sector with emphasis on hard work, high performance efficiency, diligence, discipline, dedication, humility and patriotism.
With the theme “The Role of Productivity in the Change Agenda” the permanent secretary said innovations have been introduced in preparation for the event, apparently to enhance the participation of all stakeholders to ensure that success is achieved.
He said that opportunity would be provided for the exhibition of made-in-Nigeria goods by manufacturers, small and medium scale industrialists, as well as past and present winners of the merit award.
Earlier, the Director General of the Center, Mr. Kashim Akor, said the theme of the 2015 celebration as mentioned above was carefully chosen, considering the change agenda of the present government of Muhammadu Buhari and the quest for Nigeria to be one of the 20 largest economy in Nigeria.
He admitted that the development of the National Policy of Productivity had created great conditions for rapid and sustained productivity growth in all sectors, as it had provided a systematic and comprehensive roadmap for an increased productivity in both public and private sectors of the economy.

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