By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Patrick Agha Mba, has identified Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training as a cardinal means of improving productivity and effective service delivery in the state civil service.
To that effect, he said the present administration placed a high premium on ICT revolution in line with its policy to make the state’s workforce acquire computer training preparatory to E-Governance agenda.
Speaking while flagging off ICT training for staff members of the ministry, he said it was designed to positively attune the workers to digitization and globalization process to evolve a livable and prosperous homeland.
‘This ICT programme will expose the staff, Youth Desk Officers, Heads of Department and Principal Officers, to the vast knowledge and advantages of ICT application in the daily work and duties of government,’ he said.
While describing the ministry’s partnership with Pacent Technologies Limited for the programme as wonderful, he implored the trainees to make the best use of the training to give the ministry the best.
In a remark, the Chief Executive Officer of Pacent Technologies Ltd, Dr Ikechukwu Ume, said he was pleased to partner the ministry to enable government to meet up with international best practices.
He expressed optimism that at the end of the programme which would run in batches, staff members must have acquired basic knowledge of every kind of computer application.
The Acting Director of Youth Development, Mrs Chitoo Osili, urged the participants to take ownership of the opportunity created for them to key into trending ICT revolution to broaden their knowledge and capacity.
The Head of Administration, Mr Ifeanyi Nwalusi, lauded the initiative, which, he said, was the first in the ministry in the recent past as they would utilize the opportunity to add value to work efficiency.
Some of the participants, including Mr Chibuzo Ude and Uzoamaka Onwuegusi, hailed the commissioner for considering them proper to benefit from the programme and pledged to deploy the knowledge gained to the service of the state.