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Nigeria: Ministry of Labour Gets Productivity Department

Chief Emeka Wogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has said that approval has been given for the take-off of a new Department of Productivity Measurement in the ministry.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Assistant Director (Press) in the ministry, Mr. Samuel Olowookere.

It quoted the Director, Human Resources Management, Alhaji Buba Gamawa, as saying in a memo signed on behalf of the minister, that the new department had been approved by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

Wogu said, “Approval has been granted for the take-off of the new Department of Productivity Measurement, bringing the number of professional departments in the ministry to four.

“The recent review in the salary of civil servants is anchored on the understanding that there will be a corresponding increase in productivity to justify the increase.

“The new department will be actively involved in policy issues relating to productivity.”

He said the activities of the new department would not be limited to policy formulation and monitoring alone, but that it would, among other things, advise the government on salary and wage increase, based on productivity.