NPC seeks awareness of Nigerians on productivity initiatives
Kebbi laments shortage of medical workers
THE National Productivity Centre (NPC) has urged the involvement of Nigerians in productivity awareness creation.
The Director General of the Centre, Kashim Akor, who stated this in Abuja while inaugurating a committee on the Centre’s Professional membership scheme, explained that awareness on the importance of productivity in the economic development of Nigeria is still abysmally low.
Akor stressed that understanding basic tool on productivity that can help boost the output of economic activities must be understood by Nigerians in order to maximize the production efficiencies.
The committee, which is headed by Gbenga Baminduro is charged with the tasks of coming out with a template for the implementation of the NPC professional scheme by the management .
The Director General explained that the scheme is aimed at to identify members of the public who will be developed and trained as productivity practitioners to serve as agents for spreading the productivity message to all nooks and crannies of the country.
The scheme, which is also categorized into Fellow, Member and Associate, has Tony Apaleokhai, Zakari Shuaibu, Tayo Akingbade, Jude Agujiobi, Joseph Embugushiki, Essien Effiong and Philip Idokwu as members.
Meanwhile, the shortage of medical workers especially Radiologists and Radiographer may adversely affect the health programme of the Kebbi state government.
This was disclosed by the wife of the Kebbi State governor, Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu, while flagging-off a cancer screening exercise for 2000 women in the state.
The initiative, under the Medicaid Cancer Foundation in collaboration with the Kebbi State government, carried out the exercise free of charge for the affected women.
The campaign started with an awareness walk led by the wife of the governor, who is herself a Consultant Pediatrician and also the founder of the Foundation that has been in the forefront of cancer advocacy for seven years across the Northern states.
Speaking at the occasion the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of health, Atiku Kende, stated that all positive patients discovered during the exercise would be treated free of charge by the state government. He advised women to use the opportunity to disabuse their minds about cultural beliefs and stigma attached to cancer.