FG to initiate wage system for workers

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The Federal Government is formulating an innovative wage system that would be based on employee’s productivity, Dr Nasir Raji-Mustapha, Director-General, National Productivity Centre (NPC), said on Monday in Abuja.

He said this during an interactive session with Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria (LACAN).

“We are in the process of developing a Productivity-based Wage System that will ensure that those who are productive are rewarded for their effort, irrespective of their grade level.

“Under the proposed system, employees on the same salary scale can earn different wages,” he said.

He, however, said that the centre was collaborating with the  organised labour to ensure that they support and contribute their inputs to the new proposal for a productivity-led wage system.

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He  said that the report for the first phase of the study was ready, adding that the next stage would be to engage  stakeholders to consider and make inputs before  presentation to the federal government for its consideration and  adoption.

He said  the centre was collaborating with international agencies and organisations to ensure that productivity and skills of Nigerian workers are greatly improved to impact positively on the economy.

He  said that productivity was a key factor in the growth of the country’s economy.

Raji-Mustapha  said that the centre had done a lot in the area of productivity promotion and advocacy for youths, especially the  Corp members at the NYSC camps.

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The DG added that the NPC has resucitated preaching and promoting productivity at the NYSC camps.

He  said the centre  has improved on its innovative “Productivity Lecture series for the Ministries and Departments and Agencies (MDAs)”.

Mr. Patrick Abulu, Acting Chairman of the association,  urged the DG   to continue to support journalists to make their jobs easy in reporting actvities of the center.

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