BY GLORIA USMAN, ABUJA – The Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has commenced wide capacity building of all civil servants on e-Government with the directorate cadre of the service from the various Ministries in the country.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Chairman Governing Board, E-Government Training Centre, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi said the training is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives to ensure digitalisation process of government activities.
He said that there is a virtual platform for other public servants adding that the trainers have been moving round the country conducting different categories of training for citizens, from women, physically challenged persons, artisans, graduates and entrepreneurs.
Inuwa said; “We are starting with the directorate cadre and it is going to be in form of train the trainers and we expect you to pass the knowledge to your subordinates working under you before their training.”
Also speaking, the co-chairman, Governing Board and Managing Director, Galaxy BackBone, Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar said the e-government training is meant to improve the quality of service delivery to the citizens and transparency in government activities.
Abubakar said the essence of the training is 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 nation.