By Sidi A. Umar
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called on the state civil servants to key into the new reform for efficiency and enhanced performance in the civil service.
The governor stated this while flagging off the commencement of a 7- week compulsory computer training programme for 23,361civil servants in the state, held at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
Governor Tambuwal said the exercise was imperative to strengthen and re position the civil service in demonstration of government’s commitment to capacity building of civil servants in the state.
He said those involved in the training were civil servants on GLs 3 to 17.
According to the governor “we want a service that will rank better with competent personnel who can improve the system with modern computer knowledge which is globally recognised in governance.”
Tambuwal also urged participants to dedicate themselves to the training, adding that “at the end of the training, an examination will be conducted and certificates awarded accordingly.”
In his remarks, the state Head of Service, Alhaji Buhari Bello Kware, said the training programme would be conducted in batches and would take one year and six months.
According to the Head of Service, “the essence is to ensure that an average civil servant in the state can operate a computer.”