FG Plans Performance-based Salary Scheme for Workers

Federal Government says a new wage system based on employee’s productivity in the civil service is underway.

The government said with the system, workers on the same level could earn different salaries and that the formulation of an innovative wage system was being considered because it realised that productivity was a key factor in the growth of the country’s economy.

The Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, Nasir Raji-Mustapha, disclosed this yesterday during a meeting with Labour correspondents.

When asked whether the new proposal on a productivity-led wage system had the support and input of organised labour, the NPC boss stressed that such a task couldn’t be carried out without the input of labour.

He added that the report for the first phase of the study was ready, adding that the next stage would be to engage various stakeholders to consider and make inputs before finally presenting it to the Federal Government for its consideration and possible adoption.

The NPC boss also disclosed that the Centre was collaborating with several international agencies and organisations to ensure that the productivity and skills of Nigerian workers are greatly improved to impact positively on the economy.

Specifically, he said the NPC had widened its scope of collaboration between itself and international agencies such as the International Labour Organisation, Japanese International Cooperation Agency, Africa Productivity Association and Asia Productivity Association.

According to him, the centre has done a lot in the area of productivity promotion and advocacy for youths, especially the youths corp members at the NYSC camps, adding the NPC had resuscitated preaching and promoting productivity at the NYSC camps.

He also disclosed that the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, would be the keynote speaker at the two-day National Productivity Summit organised by the centre and holding in Abuja today.

Punch/ Oluwabusayo Oyinloye

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