NAN to establish Product Development Unit for effective service delivery- MD

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By Blessing Udeh

Abuja: The Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Malam Ali Muhammad Ali, says the agency is set to establish a Product Development Unit (PDU) for effective service delivery in the country.

Ali said this when the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), NAN branch, led by its President, Ogechi James, paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday in Abuja.

The managing director said the establishment of PDU would help to promote NAN products, create new ones, and improve on the revenue of the agency.

“NAN is poor by design. We have to start to run NAN as a business not like a civil service.

“I will ask the legal department to advise management on the act establishing NAN accordingly and activate whatever contact,” he said.

He said that necessary efforts would be made to ensure that the amendment of agency act was fast track to achieve its goals and objectives.

“I know there have been attempts to amend the act in the past, we will do our best, and if that is the legacy we will leave for others to benefit,” he said.

Ali said there was also a need for collaboration among the stakeholders in the agency, stressing that his administration would be transparent as much as possible to boost productivity.

“If the resources are available, management will try not to mismanage it. We don’t want to be associated with failure.

“We have plan for NAN products to be expanded, all our social media platforms have to be up and doing. We will motivate people to do more.

“NAN is a brand that reports the Africa stories.

“The challenge of NAN being sabotaged will have to stop, NAN perception has to change, because the international community looks towards NAN for news,” he said.

He emphasized the need to strengthen collaborations and partnerships to efficiently and effectively take NAN to a greater height.

The President of the union earlier said the visit was to congratulate the new NAN boss on his appointment and to collaborate with him for the success of the agency.

James, therefore, urged the managing director to use his network to bring significant improvement to the agency, especially in the area of welfare.

She had also earlier stressed the need for the managing director to establish PDU for effective service delivery in the agency.

On his part, the Vice President of the union, Mr Oliver Tsorker, urged the the managing director to work towards reviewing NAN Act, which he said was obsolete.

He also urged him to give the expansion of of the agency the needed priority.(NAN)( /Flowerbudnews

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