President Buhari when the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit, NPOM, Awardees, paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the task of nation building was an enormous one.
He said citizens must endeavor to become more productive, adding that it was only through increased productivity that a big and prosperous economy can be created.
He said: “I am delighted to welcome the recipients of the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit Award to State House. I was unable to personally attend and confer the awards on you individually.
“The National Productivity Order of Merit is one of the highest honours our nation confers on its citizens. The process of selection is strictly based on merit. We shall continue to preserve this process to sustain the integrity and values of this great tradition.
“2019 awardees are diverse and outstanding. We have captains of Industry, technocrats, public servants, media practitioners, security officials and many more. Your tangible contributions towards protecting, developing and enhancing our country and its citizens are your lasting legacy.”