An Ilorin based Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Mr Festus Abiola, has advocated the need for compulsory computer training for civil servants in the country for effective service delivery and better output.
Abiola is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FESTAB Infotech, in Ilorin.
He made the call on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .
He said computer training would relieve civil servants of unnecessary stress in discharging their duties as well as help speed up their work.
According to him, ICT knowledge is vital as the world has become a global village.
“Civil servants deserve a special training to meet up with happenings around the world. The world is evolving and no hiding place for computer illiterates.
“Government should plan for periodic training for all civil servants. Every worker must be computer literate in order to cope with the challenges in the world.
“Invest in staff training. Let them be different from other firms. Even private organisations are more computer informed than the government workers.
“Without computer knowledge, we will be left behind. Our economy can only survive when we have competent civil servants discharging their duties accordingly and as expected,” he said.
The ICT expert, however, called on government at all levels to enforce the training of civil servants in the country in computer to make their work easy.
He also advised civil servants to upgrade themselves and should not wait for government to do everything for them.
“As a civil servant, you need to add value to yourself and stop waiting for the government to do everything for you. No knowledge is a waste,” he said.
Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
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