Federal Government Plans Productivity-Based Wage System for Civil Service

The federal government has announced plans to implement a new wage system in the civil service based on employee productivity. This innovative approach aims to reward workers based on their performance, with the potential for individuals on the same level to earn different salaries.

Nasir Raji-Mustapha, the Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, revealed this during a meeting with Labour correspondents. He emphasized that productivity is a crucial factor in the country’s economic growth, prompting the formulation of a productivity-led wage system.

Under this proposed system, employees will be rewarded for their efforts regardless of their grade level, fostering a culture of performance and meritocracy within the civil service. Raji-Mustapha assured that organised labour has been actively involved in the development of this initiative, highlighting the importance of stakeholder input.

The NPC has collaborated with international agencies and organisations such as the International Labour Organisation, Japanese International Cooperation Agency, Africa Productivity Association, and Asia Productivity Association to enhance the productivity and skills of Nigerian workers. This collaboration reflects a commitment to improving the economy through workforce development and productivity enhancement.

Additionally, the NPC has undertaken initiatives to promote productivity among youths, including Youth Corp members at NYSC camps. Raji-Mustapha also announced that Vice President Kashim Shettima would serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming National Productivity Summit, further underscoring the government’s commitment to fostering productivity and economic growth.


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