The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, has given reasons why many projects embarked upon by government and agencies in Nigeria fail, saying lack of communication among project managers, the programme managers and people who designed the projects.
Stating this was UNIDO’s Programme Trainer, Mr Mithat Kulur, who disclosed this at a three-day workshop in Kaduna by UNIDO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, FMITI, noted that the country’s project managers and other stakeholders in the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan, NIRP, must have a wide range of understanding of project management so as to achieve significant success.
“One of the things we try to establish in the workshop is team building among the different institutions that are involved in the NIRP and to get people to have a realistic understanding of what is involved in managing projects.
“We expect that the participants from the various agencies will go back to their different institutions and check some rudimentary understanding of the difficulties involved because the approach to project management is far above assumption.
“I think NIRP is essential in Nigeria because without industries Nigeria cannot reach international level because there will not be sufficient employment, there will not be enough labour, productivity and products produced in Nigeria cannot be sold to the world.”
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