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Productivity centre steps up gear towards empowering agencies

The interventionist programme of the National Productivity Center, NPC, designed to identify Productivity problems of Agencies and proffer solutions, has brought about waste reduction and improved profitability.

The Director general of NPC, Dr Kashim Akor made this known in an interview with Radio Nigeria.

Dr Akor said the programme known as Installation of Productivity and quality improvement programme is a major one at the Centre.

The good thing about this programme is that we do not just go to address the solutions ourselves. We implement the solutions we have put in place with the staff of those Agencies and Organisations. So by the time we work with them as a team, we now try to identify problems that impede productivity in Agencies and then jointly we identify solution and we now put those strategies in place and the result have been marvellous”, he said.

The Director General said the Centre, being a research oriented organisation design programmes, identify productivity areas, while their research officers analyse the result and come up with solutions.

How has the Centre being able to perform it’s tasks of training Agencies effectively?

Dr Akor explained that, “we believe that we can only give what we have, so constantly we develop ourselves too. We have in house training programme.

“On a weekly basis, we have online programme we have put in place, NPC digital media team and they have been working well to coordinate all our training programmes”

He said most of their research programmes are online which has helped a great deal in carrying out their duties during this covid19 Pandemic.

Dr Akor said the Platform had also helped to bring back National Productivity Centre professional membership scheme where stakeholders are invited to register online and are screened and appointed Fellows and Associates.

He added that a strategic plan committee had been put in place to draw out a systematic and well organized plan for the Centre headed by the Director Programmes and Policy Analysis department of the Centre, Dr Gbenga Bamiro.

Folasade Orimolade

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