FG partners South Korea on e-government capacity building

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The Ministry of Communications has initiated collaboration with South Korean government through the Korean International Corporation Agency (KOICA) on e-government capacity building for public servants.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi made this known at the closing ceremony of the In-Country e-Government Capacity Building training in Abuja.
Abdullahi in a statement said the collaboration is to train public servants by providing short and long-term training courses in Nigeria targeting over 22,000 public servants in different levels to successfully drive the e-Government of the government.
He added that e-government has been captured in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) by federal government and the recently launched 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan to reposition the service for better performance through key e-Government projects.
Abdullahi stated that the training has been categorised into segments to accommodate all. 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 ICT technical staff and Train-the-Trainer for future potential trainers on the capacity building program.
He added that project planning and development has been added to the curriculum to manage e-government system in terms of procurement, grievance settlement and preparation in readiness for the implementation of the e-government master plan that is awaiting Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval.
The Charge d’affaires of the Korean Embassy, Mr. Song Yong-Min expressed gratitude and their readiness for the collaboration.
He said the official diplomatic ties between and Nigeria started since 1980 and was delighted on how fast the pace of the relationships has thrived in various areas such as culture, trade and development cooperation especially in the e-government project.

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