By Michael Peter, The Sight News
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi has said that the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Communication is collaborating with South Korean Government through Korean International Corporation Agency (KOICA) for capacity building on e-Government.
He stated this recently during the closing ceremony of the In-Country e-Government Capacity Building Training in Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary said this collaboration is to train public servants by providing short and long-term training courses in Nigeria targeting over 22,000 Public Servants in different levels to successfully drive the e-Government program by the government.
He added that e-Government has been captured in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) by Federal Government and the recently launched 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan is to but reposition the service for better performance through key e-Government projects.
Abdullahi stated that the training involves all in the public service and has been categorised into segments to accommodate all. He said the Executive Course 1 is for Head of Government Establishments, Executive Course II is for Directors in Public Service, Professional Course for Middle Level Officers, e-Security for ICT Technical Staff and Train-the-Trainer for future potential trainers on the Capacity Building Program.
According to him, Project Planning and Development has been added to the curriculum to manage balanced e-Government system in terms of procurement, grievance settlement and preparation in readiness for the implementation of the e-Government master plan that is awaiting Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval.
He thanked KOICA for their commitment in actualizing the training as scheduled and assured that the goal of using e-Government as a tool to impact and improve our socio-economic growth would be achieved.
The Charge d’affaires of the Korean Embassy, Mr. Song Yong-Min expressed gratitude and their readiness at all times, adding that this would bring about a lot of achievements and would create millions of job especially to the young generations.
He said the official diplomatic ties between Korea and Nigeria started since 1980 and was delighted on how fast the pace of the amicable relationships has thrived in various areas such as culture, trade and development cooperation most especially in the e-Government project.