The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, has flagged off another batch of 2021 training on Information Communication Technology for 1,950 employees of the Administration, in keeping with the FCT Administration’s commitment to continually improve its staff competencies and productivity.
Mr. Adesola said the exercise underscored the importance the FCT Administration, led by FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, places on the need for training and retraining of its workforce, while flagging off the 2021 staff training programme at FCTA ICT Laboratory in Abuja.
It would be recalled that the Permanent Secretary officially off the first batch of 2021 training for around 60 Administration officials at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Kubwa, about a month ago.
The FCT Administration, according to the Permanent Secretary, is ready to ensure that every member of its personnel is skilled in the use of ICT equipment and is appropriately empowered to conduct administrative procedures and functions digitally.
He went on to say that Information Communication Technology (ICT) has unquestionably become the fastest, most up-to-date, most important, and widely used innovative tool and skill in the twenty-first century, and that it will continue to be the central, most penetrating, and directional influence for centuries to come.
Mr. Adesola further stated that the globe has evolved into a global village as a result of the widespread use of ICT.
Individuals and corporate organizations have resorted to utilizing the power and operations of digitalize devices and operating systems, stressing that more chores and problems are performed and solved now than ever before.
The Permanent Secretary went on to say that ICT has improved communication by making it more effective, faster, and smoother.
ICT has enabled businesses to become more digital and global.
He went on to say that ICT is rapidly replacing paper work as a veritable platform for communication and transactions in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Adesola also believes that the rise of ICT will improve every element of people’s lives and official functions, including health management, media, public education, security, clerical, administrative, monitoring and evaluation, and many others.
As a result, he advised all FCTA employees to embrace technology, noting that the Administration is continually modernising its daily routine activities and operations, as it interacts with Ministries, Departments, and Agencies on a regular basis (MDAs).
In his welcome presentation, Mr. Udo Samuel Atang, Director in the Office of the Permanent Secretary, urged participants to take the exercise seriously because the Administration will evaluate their performance at the conclusion of the training.
He said, “The training program has been meticulously arranged into twelve streams with 163 people per batch, every week, dovetailing into 12 weeks, with participants selected from all of FCTA’s Secretariats, Departments, and Agencies.”
Malam Bashir Mohammed, the Director of Human Resource Management, said he was certain that the training had equipped the FCTA personnel to go digital in the course of their official duties.