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Industrial harmony key to Nigeria’s development – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to the staff of the ministry to ensure industrial peace and harmony, which he said is necessary for the growth and development of the country.

The minister made the appeal during his meeting with the enlarged staff of the ministry in Abuja on Thursday.

”As you are all aware, the Buhari Administration has been working round the clock in its efforts to put our country back on a sound footing. The task will not be easy by any measure as things have really gone bad in all spheres of life.

”This is why I am using this occasion to appeal to you to ensure industrial peace and harmony, so as to provide the enabling environment for the efforts of the government to yield fruits. Without industrial peace, there can be no progress,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed urged the staff to be ready and willing to make sacrifices for the nation’s progress.

”In this era of change, we expect efficiency, punctuality, high level of discipline and total dedication to duty. Nothing less will do. On our part, we will continue to meet our obligations to you, within the limits of available resources, because we believe that you possess what it takes to change our country for the better,” the minister said.

He described the Ministry of Information and Culture as the ”lead ministry” in driving the change agenda of the Buhari Administration, ”because of our strategic role of communicating the activities of the government to the people and vice versa.

”But in order to be able to drive change, we must first believe in it, own it and live it. This is because what you don’t have, you can’t give.”

The minister told the staff members that his doors are open and that he was willing to work with them ”for the realization of the dream to make our country great”.

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