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All civil servants to get ICT training

19 November 2013, 13:03

Lagos - The government outlined plans to equip all civil servants with information and computer technology skills.

Senior officials said it was imperative that these workers acquired ICT training in line with the evolving technological approach of running the affairs of government.

Speaking at an ICT training session for  some selected government workers, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Bukar Aji, said the training will be conducted in phases.

“All efforts are being made to ensure that officers are trained to make civil servants compliant with this new ways of transaction government business so as to ensure that the public is provided with services that are of high quality, timely and professional,” he said.

He said that the training was aimed at ensuring that all officers, irrespective of their cadres, were ICT proficient within the shortest possible period.

While government is working out the training programme, Bukar urged workers to develop themselves in modern ICT to enhance their productivity.

“Self-development in ICT by civil servants is crucial to enhance the quality of service delivery to the public. The global community is switching from the manual method of transacting government business to a highly technical office automation method; and from paper transaction to a paperless environment,” he said.

Bukar urged the participants in the first training phase to apply the acquired skills to their daily activities.

– CAJ News

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