Cross River State will begin distribution of laptops to civil servants from next Monday under a plan to run its civil service using technology.
The government said that the programme planned to “digitalise the state civil service” comes on the heels of the re-introduced Computer acquisition programme for civil servants tagged “Civil Servants Computer Acquisition Program” (CSCAP), by the state government. Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River had on May Day presented 5,000 laptops to civil servants in the state.
A letter signed by Inaku Emeka, a permanent secretary in the state civil service, on behalf of the Head of Service requested the beneficiaries to go to the office of the Head of Service for the collection of their laptops.
Beneficiaries are to go with completed application forms, smart Government enrollment forms, staff identity card and letter of first appointment, according to the state directive.
The distribution schedule shows that Local Government Pensions Board, Political & Legislative Affairs, Local Govt. Service Commission, State Library Board, Management Development Institute and Office of the Deputy Governor will receive laptops on May 26. Ministries of Agriculture and Education will receive theirs on May 27 and 28 respectively.
It will be the turn of Ministries of Environment, Finance and Local Government on May 30, Ministry of Health on June 2, Ministries of Information and Department of Investment Promotion on June 3, Ministry of Women Affairs and Newspaper Corporation on June 4, Ministry of Works on June 5, Chief of Staff and Due Process offices on June 6.
Others are Ministry of Lands and Housing on June 9, Department of Public Transportation, CRS Sport Commission, Ministries of Justice and Special Project on June10, according to the schedule.