No fewer than 22,000 public servant will benefit from an e-Government partnership forged between the Nigerian and South Korean government, Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications says.
Under the plan, e-Government is expected to deliver a good mix of technology in delivering effective public service and efficiency in the running of Nigerian government.
Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the in-country e-Government capacity building training held recently in Abuja.
According Abdulahi, the Executive Course I is for Head of Government Establishments, Executive Course II is for Directors in Public Service, Professional Course for Middle Level Officers, e-Security for I.C.T Technical Staff and Train- the-Trainer for future potential trainers on the Capacity Building Program.
The addition of project planning and development to the curriculum is to manage balanced e-government system in terms of procurement and grievance settlement, he adds.
According to him, e-Government has been captured in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan by Federal Government and the recently introduced 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and implementation plan is to reposition the service for better performance through key e-Government projects.
He applauds the Korean Government for its dedication in accomplishing the training as scheduled and assures that the goal of using e-Government as an instrument to impact and improve Nigeria socio-economic growth would be achieved.
The Charge d’Affaires of the Korean Embassy, Mr Sung Yong Min, expressed appreciation and preparedness for this collaboration stating that the official diplomatic ties between Korea and Nigeria has been in existence since 1980. The relationship thrives in areas such as trade, culture, development cooperation most especially in the e-government project which will create millions of jobs for the young generation especially, he adds.