Galaxy Backbone Plc, a public enterprise of the Federal Government has trained over 600 public servants across various cadres in federal government Ministries and Development Agencies (MDAs) with the latest knowledge on e-government.
The training forms part of Nigeria’s commitment to workforce empowerment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) public sector.
Frank Ugbodaga, Group Head for the Federal Public Sector at Galaxy Backbone is concerned about the massive capacity building gaps within the ICT public service.
“Galaxy Backbone is determined to make significant impact by building capacity in order to improve the adoption and usage of information communication technology (ICT) for government activities.
“For three consecutive years running, we have been training the technical resource for government information technology that would make the technology available within the different ministries, departments and agencies to support the federal government’s transformation of MDAs,” says Ugbodaga.
Ugbodaga believes that the capacity building programmes of the company cover various areas of interest and knowledge such as e-government, network management, active directory management system exchange, IT fundamentals, document sharing, secure communication and support fundamentals.
The actualization of federal government efforts to transform governance through the delivery of professional, timely and cost effective services to the citizens will depend on the commitment of the federal civil service to adopt information and communication technology as a tool in office management and productivity, says Ugbodaga.
Professor Oladapo Afolabi Head of Civil Service for the Federation is primarily focused on building strategies for e-governance penetration in the civil service.
Afolabi says there’s an urgent need for a holistic adoption of the best practices in ICT as a tool in office management and productivity by the federal public service.
By: Bimbo Omitooki