A more definite effort at institutionalizing the Productivity Concept was made at the instance of the popular ADEBO WAGES AND SALARIES REVIEW COMMISSION of 1970, which unequivocally recommended the setting up of the Productivity, Prices and Income Board (PPIB). A year later, the Whitely Council recommended the establishment of a National Productivity Centre (NPC) for the country, while the Udoji Public Service Review Commission of 1974 not only stressed the need for increased productivity but also strongly underscored the need to establish a result-oriented public service.
Dr. Kashim Yunusa Akor, the Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Management, specializing in Productivity from Commonwealth University Belize, Central America, He had earlier obtained a Master degree in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) Abuja, all in Nigeria. He has attended several professional courses both at home and abroad, notably Singapore, Mauritius and South Africa.
He started his working career in 1986 as a Journalist with “The Mail” Newspapers Lagos (now defunct) before joining the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) as a Postal Controller in May 1987. He was later appointed the pioneer EMS/Speed Post Service Manager for Benue State where he effectively coordinated the establishment and management of all service outlets in Benue State.