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Fed Character killing economy – Ex-minister

By Caleb Ayansina

ABUJA—FORMER Minister of National Planning Commission, Prof. Osita Ogbu, yesterday, said that a situation where a country recruits staff based on the principle of federal character was inimical to its growth and can give birth to incompetence.

He lamented the decadence in the public sector, where he said civil servant show lackadaisical attitude to work and expected to be paid at the end of the day.

Ogbu, who spoke at a public sector human resource forum organised by Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, CIPM, of Nigeria, said Nigeria would find her way out of poverty if attention was paid to manufacturing.

He said that based on what was happening in the country, the peoples’ lives had been reduced to cash.


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