Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun says low productivity still remains one of the challenges facing the civil service in the country.
Aregbesola said this at the award presentation to outstanding civil servants in the state on Friday in Osogbo.
The governor said that the ability of any country to develop its economy depended on how efficient and productive its workforce could be.
“It is unfortunate that as big as we are, and as famous as we are as a nation, we still lack the required productivity and efficiency to succeed as a country,’’ he said.
Aregbesola, however, called on Nigerians, especially bureaucrats, to rise up to the challenge by prioritising efficiency, productivity and competence.
“Our level of productivity as a people in Nigeria is abysmally low just as the menace has had negative impact on our economy as a nation. We have the resources but we are not productive.
“And very unfortunately, our environment typifies the low level of our productivity and we have a lot to do to improve it,’’ he said.
The governor urged civil servants in the state to continue to support his administration, saying it was imperative they partner with government to make life better for the people.
In his remarks, the Head of Service in Osun, Dr Olowogboyega Oyebade, commended the governor for being committed to the human and capital development of the state.
Oyebade commended the governor for reviewing and approving the promotion for all workers who were due.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 170 outstanding workers were honoured for being productive, efficient and diligent. (NAN)
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