AOPN wants govt to em­brace out­sourc­ing to cre­ate jobs

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - APPOINTMENTS - By Vic­tor Ifeanyi Uzoho

THE As­so­ci­a­tion Out­sourc­ing Prac­ti­tion­ers of Nige­ria (AOPN) has de­cried the in­abil­ity of gov­ern­ment to em­brace out­sourc­ing and rec­og­nize its im­por­tance to the eco­nomic growth of the coun­try.

The as­so­ci­a­tion in­sists that the ne­glect of the sec­tor by the gov­ern­ment is a con­trib­u­tory fac­tor to the crip­pled growth of the na­tion’s econ­omy, which it said, has left the na­tion on its present of state.

Speak­ing at an event or­ga­nized by the AOPN in La­gos re­cently, the Pres­i­dent,

AOPN, Austin Nweze, main­tained that though there have been in­di­vid­ual and co­op­er­ate ef­forts, those steps must be sup­ported by gov­ern­ment for out­sourc­ing to be a cat­a­lyst for eco­nomic growth.

Nweze said: “We are still pay­ing lip ser­vice to out­sourc­ing in this coun­try. If gov­ern­ment be­gins to par­tic­i­pate and in­vest in out­sourc­ing, our econ­omy will be­come bet­ter. By out­sourc­ing 10 per cent of her ac­tiv­i­ties and fo­cus­ing more on gov­er­nance, Nige­rian gov­ern­ment will pro­vide good gov­er­nance and be more ef­fi­cient.

“If the gov­ern­ment can out­source 10 per cent of some of their ac­tiv­i­ties, they can cre­ate mil­lions of jobs in Nige­ria. Out­sourc­ing has helped to cat­alyze economies such as In­dia, Philip­pines, Mau­ri­tius, Croa­tia, Egypt, and Ghana amongst oth­ers.”

Nweze urged the gov­ern­ment to em­brace out­sourc­ing and rec­og­nize its im­por­tance, not­ing that it is a gate­way to re­plen­ish and boost the na­tion’s econ­omy.

On his part, the Deputy Pres­i­dent, AOPN, Obiora Madu, speak­ing to The Guardian, noted that AOPN has also used the event to rec­og­nize in­di­vid­u­als who have made con­tri­bu­tion to AOPN and to the out­sourc­ing in­dus­try and equally ad­mit new mem­bers who have shown in­ter­est in AOPN.

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