Wednesday, August 26, 2015

KOICA to train 22, 625 Nigerian civil servants on e-government


The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) e-government project is expected to train about 22,625 Nigerian civil servants from 2015 to 2018 to reinforce their practical e-government capacity, ITRealms reports.

The South Korean Government, through KOICA, is investing a total of 8.56 million dollars about N1.69billion and partner organisations in the project, ITRealms gathered, include the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, Public Service Institute of Nigeria and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Project Manager, e-government Master Plan, Mr Kuk Hwan Jeong, said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, recently. The capacity building on e-government for Nigerian officials will commence in January 2016.

Jeong, who spoke on the side line of an evaluation workshop on the pilot phase of the e-government capacity building training, said 112 government officials were trained during its pilot phase, ITRealms learnt.

“We are planning to resume the training in January. In the last three weeks we trained 112 officials for the pilot phase which was more than the initial 105 people. Their attendance was very impressive, with almost everybody attending daily. We are getting a lot of enthusiasm and positive feedback from those who participated in the programme.

Jeong, however, urged trainees to enhance the cooperation and develop methods to implement the e-government master plan, according to report by The Tide.
“Now what should be done is that those who have been trained should cooperate on ways to influence policy making decisions and implement the e-government initiative as defined by the master-plan. What would be needed to successfully manage the e-government initiative are money, people and technology, also law and institutions and IT governance. The most challenging in this country is how to mobilise resource, not just financial but man-power.,” he explained.

Cyriacus Nnaji/GEE with additional report by The Tide
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