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Shettima Harps On Know-how For Productive Workforce

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima yesterday confused the pivotal function of science and know-how in crafting options for Nigeria’s development via a productive workforce.
Shettima, who spoke on the fifth Nationwide Productiveness Summit organised by the Nationwide Productiveness Centre (NPC) in Abuja, highlighted the nation’s reservoir of expertise, the place he expressed optimism in Nigeria’s potential to make important strides within the international enviornment via innovation.

The summit was themed, “Reaching Larger Productiveness and Nationwide Improvement by Leveraging Science, Know-how and Innovation”.

He stated that President Bola Tinubu’s strategic adoption of modern measures and partnerships with main companies and analysis establishments was a method to develop the economic system and overcome the developmental challenges posed by the missed alternatives of previous industrial revolutions.

With the fourth industrial revolution upon us, VP Shettima urged NPC to grab the chance for redemption and to compete on the world stage by investing in applied sciences.

Represented by the particular adviser to the president on nationwide financial council and local weather change, Rukaiya El-Rufia, the Vice President tasked the centre to contextualise options throughout varied sectors in alignment with nationwide aspirations to make sure that Nigeria progress in direction of reaching the Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs).

He stated, “Our paramount activity is to make sure that Nigeria turns into probably the most conducive surroundings for our proficient youth to make important strides in shaping the way forward for science and know-how.

The duty forward for organisations just like the Nationwide Productiveness Middle is to have interaction in contextualising options and alternatives throughout a spectrum of sectors, spanning from biodiversity to area know-how to innovation. It’s essential to align these efforts with our nationwide aspirations”.

“We should recognise the potential of latest applied sciences in science and know-how to function a bonus, these developments may help us leapfrog our options and save our economic system from implosion”, the VP added.

Reflecting on the historical past of the Nationwide Productiveness Summit, which started in 1987, the minister of state for labour and employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha emphasised the necessity for a concerted effort to deal with the nation’s low productiveness index, which has been a barrier to financial progress and poverty discount.

She stated that asserting that adopting science, know-how and innovation stays essential for overcoming financial challenges and reaching a aggressive edge within the international market.

In his response, the director-general of NPC, Dr Nasir Raji-Mustapha referred to as for synergy amongst stakeholders to deal with widespread poverty via productiveness, leveraging science and know-how.

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