The Presidency has inaugurated an IT training Centre with services expected to be provided by internet giant, Galaxy Backbone and located within the State House Auditorium.
The Centre, built with robust internet connectivity, is aimed at assisting the staff in the area of modernising their work processes.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, who inaugurated the facility on Tuesday, commended the authorities for facilitating the setting up of the Centre, saying that the decision will add to the digital skills of the State House members of Staff.
She used the occasion to warn that the country’s civil service was transmitting and staff members who failed to avail themselves with digital skills would be left behind, adding that by the end of 2025 there will be no room for paper work.
In his address, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar explained that the initiative was in tandem with the current effort of the authorities to fast-track the implementation of Public Sector Reforms as enshrined in the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP-2020).
This, according to the Permanent Secretary, it is aimed at improving service delivery, driving innovation as well as productivity among others.
He said the establishment of the 20-seat expendable capacity ICT Training Centre was also given priority by the authorities in the State House to deepen delivery of core training programmes, computer based examinations and others.
Umar recalled a Presidential approval of December, 2005 that established pilot ICT offices in seven Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including the State House.
“Since then there has been no looking back in deepening ICT resources and infrastructure deployment in the State House,” he said.
Presidency inaugurates ICT Training Centre