The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced the third phase of virtual strategic capacity building training for Federal Public Institutions (FPI) in Abuja.
Speaking at the ceremony on Thursday, NITDA Director-General, Mr Kashifu Inuwa, said that the training was aimed at hastening the implementation of National e-Government Master Plan as well as inculcate the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in government business.
Inuwa, represented by Dr Vincent Olatunji, NITDA Director, e-Government Development and Regulation, said that the training was also to entrench that the application of technology in running government businesses, especially during post Coronavirus COVID-19 era.
“The training in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS),the major pillar driving the training is the development of human capital and that will help drive government initiatives and plans in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),” he said.
He said that the inauguration of the Digital Transformation-Technical Working Groups (DT-TWGs) on Aug. 27, has resulted in the training of 442 workers from 89 MDAs, hence the need to train Chief Executive officers of the organisations to ensure exchange of ideas.
Inuwa said that the main focus of the training included e-Government and National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, Legal Framework for e-Government and Managing Government Process Reengineering.
Mr Nasir Shinkafi, Chief Technology Officer, Backbone Connectivity Networks Nigeria Ltd, highlighted the main attributes of e-government to include – transparency, efficiency and quality service.
“These attributes will yield strategic outcome in government performance, create responsible financial management and competency and ensure committed non-corruptible officers,” he said.
Participants at the training included Directors of ICT and Heads of Procurement, Network Administrators and Domain Managers in Federal Public Institutions(FPI).