Authority of the Nigerian Federal capital territory administration, FCTA, has once again flagged off another batch of 2021 training on Information Communication Technology for 1,950 personnel of the Administration.
The FCT Permanent secretary, Mr.
Adesola Olusade while flagging off the 2021 staff training programme at FCTA ICT Laboratory, Abuja, explained that the exercise further underscored the importance the FCT Administration under the leadership of FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and the Minister of State, Dr.
Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu place on the need for training and retraining of its workforce.
It would be recalled that about one month ago, the Permanent Secretary flagged off the first batch of 2021 training for over 60 staff of the Administration at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Kubwa.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the FCT Administration is poised to ensure that every staff of the Administration becomes proficient on the use of ICT devices as well as empower adequately to manage administrative processes and functions digitally.
He further said that undoubtedly, Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become the fastest, latest, most important and widely used innovative tool and skill in the 21st century and will remain the central, most penetrating and directional influence even in the centuries ahead.
Adesola also remarked that the world has become a global village, made possible by the extensive intrusion of ICT.
Stressing that so much tasks and problems are accomplished and solved now more than ever before, as individuals and corporate organizations have resorted to leveraging on the power and operations of digitalize devices and operating systems.
The Permanent Secretary further explained ICT has made means of communication to become more effective, faster and seamless.
Businesses are now digitalized and globalized, courtesy of ICT.
He added that ICT as a veritable platform for communication and transactions both in public and private sectors is fast replacing paper work.
Adesola also posited that every aspect of lives and official function, such as health management, media, public enlightenment, security, clerical, administrative, monitoring and evaluation and many more can become greatly and progressively enhance by the emergence of ICT.
He therefore urged all staff of the FCTA to embrace technology as the Administration is constantly modernising its daily routine duties and operations as it regularly engage and interface with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Director in the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Mr.
Udo Samuel Atang charged participants to take the exercise seriously, as the Administration will assess their performance at the end of the training.
He went on to explain that the training programme has been carefully structured into twelve streams with 163 participants per batch, every week, dovetailing into 12 weeks, with participants drawn from all the Secretariats, Department and Agencies (SDAs) of the FCTA.
FCTA trains personnel on communication technology