Capacity Building: Nasarawa Govt Trains 228 Data Processing Officers In Nasarawa

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Rabiu Omaku

Nasarawa State government has reiterated its determination to make the civil service more robust and vibrant by embarking on the training of 228 civil servants across Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.


The Head of Civil Service,Abari Nicholas Aboki who represented the state governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule said the training exercise was meant to upgrade and broaden the horizon of data processing officers.


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He disclosed that the emphasis of the incumbent administration in the state was to accord utmost attention to the training of civil servants in all ramifications.


He explained that the priority of governor Abdullahi Sule’s government is to equip the civil servants, been the engine room of government businesses.


Nicholas Aboki gave the disclosure during the flagging off of a training exercise for data processing officers held at Bureau for Information Communication Technology.


He passed a vote of confidence on the team of BICT staff, The Head of Service also extended his appreciation to the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe for the support given to his office to train civil servants.


“The focus of this government was to reform the civil service through training and retraining which he said started with top government functionaries ranging from Permanent Secretaries, Directors down to the ladder”


Aboki confided that for the past five years no civil servant trained to improve his skills so as to speed performance, he added.


The Director-General Bureau for Information Communication Technology, Shehu Ibrahim appreciate the state governor for his commitment, urging the participants to redouble their effort during the exercise.


He said the first badge of civil servants trained would be issued with the new Nasarawa state ICT proficiency certificate which he explained would be a prerequisite for future promotions, upgrading, and employment opportunity.


The Director-General added that the training is to equipped civil servants especially data processing officers with new ideas on Information and digital skills to enable them to communicate, share and organize information digitally in line with modern practices.


He added that the training was meant to ensure proper record keeping, calling on the need for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to embrace ICT.


According to him, “New job descriptions as well to linked applicants on the new window of opportunity as well Intensive digitalization of the state as well modulate an action plan”.


Permanent Secretary, Manpower Development, Abigail Waya commended the Head of Service for organizing a training exercise for data processing officers in the state


She however applauded the state governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule for his commitment to sponsored the training exercise.


“Hoping that the training would translate to high productivity amongst the participants “the permanent Secretary added.


Urging the participants to forge a relationship with the Bureau for Information Communication Technology for optimum result.


Attahiru Kassim, a civil servant who spoke on behalf of the participants applauded the state government for the gesture


He however admonished the participants to give their best during the training exercise.

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