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Elumelu, Dangote, Others To Receive National Award On Thursday     

Funsho Akinwale

Some eminent Nigerians, including Alhaji Aliko, the Chairman of Dangote Group, Tony Elumelu, the Group Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), and other selected few will on Thursday, November 28, 2019, be honoured with the National Productivity Order of Merit Award in Abuja.

Others on the list include Professor Olarenwaju Fagbohun, the Lagos State University Vice-Chancellor; Honeywell Group Chairman, Oba Otudeko; Lagos State University (LASU), and Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, and the multiple award-winning columnist and the editorial board chairman of ‘The Nation’, Sam Omatseye.

Hammed Alli, the Nigerian Customs Service Comptroller-General, will also be honoured, according to the statement made available to the media by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.

The awardees are expected to be decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari during the 18th edition of the National Productivity Day scheduled to hold at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja.

“The Federal Government, through the National Policy on Productivity, declared that a day should be observed as National Productivity Day throughout the country every year.

“The National Productivity Order of Merit Award Committee, an independent committee made up of eminent Nigerians from diverse backgrounds had, after a thorough screening exercise, recommended 25 individuals and seven organisations drawn from all sectors of the economy for conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award at this year’s National Productivity Day,” Ngige said.

The minister added that the honour was part of the strategy to encourage improved service delivery.