By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.
The Director General, National Productivity Centre, NPC, Dr Kashim Akor said for a virile and robust economic sustainability, productivity should be mainstream into the Informal sector to protect the over 80% of jobs already created by the sector.
Dr Kashim Akor dropped the message saying the small scale businesses created out of these sector will fail or outlive it’s usefulness, without recourse to productivity.
He expressed this concern at a two days workshop to mark the 4th National Productivity Summit held at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Asokoro FCT, Abuja between Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of April, 2023.
He maintained that the quantum of jobs created by the Informal sector that had addressed unemployment rates in the country, will be counterproductive when productivity is neglected.
Dr Kashim Akor stressed that the only option to extricate failure of businesses in the Informal sector that had been driving force of the world economies was not only to enhance productivity, but it’s sustenance in all areas.
He advised the Informal sector to take productivity as it’s cardinal objectives, so as to continue to protect not only the sector , but unemployment rates in the country.
The two days event has its theme, “Enhancing the Productivity of the Informal sector for Increased Competitiveness.”