Linus Oota, Lafia
Nasarawa state government has commenced state wide capacity building training on e-government on its civil servants from various ministries and MDAs in the state.
Speaking while declaring the 1st phase of the training open Monday in Lafia, the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule said his administration is committed to ensure digitalization process of government activities.
The governor who was represented by the state head of service, Nicholas Aboki said the data processing training was meant to improve the quality of service delivery to the citizens and transparency in government activities.
He noted that the major arm of the training was to sensitise and show direction to the civil servants on the role of e-government in reducing corruption and cost of government activities as well as economic development of the state.
Speaking earlier, the Director General, Bureau for Information and Communication Technology, Alhaji Shehu Ibrahim said 228 data processing officers are being trained in the 1st phase.
He said the goal of the training is to equip those in the ICT sector of Nasarawa state needed digital skills to enable them to communicate, share and organize information digitally in line with modern practice.
According to him “with the high level of commitment his excellency, Engr Abdullahi Sule is putting towards ensuring Nasarawa state becomes one of the topmost competitive economic, ICT is to be the backbone of the state, through training and retraining and development of programmes, applications and value adding projects.”
He said that the Bureau of ICT is aimed towards strengthening the operations of the civil service and improving service delivery through identification of huge capacity gaps in critical areas of ICT and government work.