Acting Head of Civil Service in Niger State, Mallam Yabagi Alhaji Sule

The Acting Head of Civil Service in Niger State, Mallam Yabagi Alhaji Sule, says plans are underway to resuscitate computer training progaramme for the state civil servants.

Revealing this while fielding questions from journalists in his office recently, he said the state government was committed to improving ICT penetration in the service, including the general capacity development of workers. He said this was informed by the need for the state to expedite action towards attaining the global best practices of the international civil service.

The acting head of service observed that civil service world-wide constitutes the engine room through which effective translation and implementation of all government’s policies, programmes, and projects are implemented.

Mallam Sule said that statistics have shown that more than 50 per cent of the Niger State civil servants are not computer literate, a situation he described as unfortunate and worrisome.

He disclosed that he has directed the permanent secretary, human resources department in his office, to work out the possibility of resuscitating the computer training and ownership scheme as well as other human capacity development programmes for civil servants through the public private partnership (PPP) arrangement.

He further said that his office would do everything possible to ensure that all civil servants in the state operate under conducive atmosphere while their capacities are fully developed in order to get the best out of them because according to him, “to whom much is given, much is expected.”

The acting head of service, therefore, advised all civil servants in the state to shun all forms of corrupt tendencies and imbibe the principle of “change begins with me” in the discharge of their official functions in the year 2017 to move the state forward.

He used the opportunity to felicitate with the entire workforce in Niger State on the occasion of New Year, 2017, and urged them to rededicate themselves towards ensuring increased productivity and effective service delivery.