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E- Governance: Kebbi govt trains commissioners, senior officers on ICT

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E- Governance: Kebbi govt trains commissioners, senior officers on ICT

The Kebbi State Government has commenced training of Commissioners and Senior Government Officials on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as part of efforts to improve productivity and efficiency in the state’s civil service.

The state Commissioner of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammadu Magoro, while briefing newsmen shortly after flag – off of the ICT training for commissioners and government officials in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, said the training was part of the E- Governance role out plan for 2021.

He explained that the aim of the training was to put the trainees in a position to take advantage of various tools and help them to improve productivity and efficiency at their work places.

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“This is the first time that such training is carried out as the state Governor, Atiku Bagudu had identified this gap to do with ICT skills and approved and showed his support to make sure that everyone in government from top to bottom is empowered with digital skills so as to make the state to move forward” he said.

According to him, the training is for two days in order to get everyone prepared , to get everyone on board.

He added that the training was not something to learn within two days unless if someone had ICT skills already.

“We want it to be continuous; may be twice and thrice a year in order to refresh their memory and learn whatever skills they lack.

” The e – governance is providing the information electronically via website for the citizens to have access to information on their various Ministries, Departments and Agencies on the services that are provided.

“The trainees have to be trained to be on the same line; to be able to communicate with the citizens using technology,” the commissioner said.

Earlier in his short remarks, the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Sama’ila Yombe Dabai, commended the participants for their commitment and focus during the training.

“This training is timely in this global ICT challenge and transformation.

“I urge you to put to use what you may acquire for the betterment of our civil service in the state,” Dabai urged.

Speaking on behalf of the participants, the state Commissioner of Lands and Housing, Alhaji Sadik Yelwa, expressed hope that the training would improve their performance in their respective offices.

“The communication gap that usually exists when executives are not living within the same areas is now addressed because you can now summit your memo through mail.

” You can receive response from the Executive Governor ; you can explore opportunities that are abundant in the global world of benefit to your ministry,” he said.

Yelwa commended the ICT ministry for the initiative and assured that the participants would utilise the knowledge acquired in order to move the state forward.

E- Governance: Kebbi govt trains commissioners, senior officers on ICT

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