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FCTA builds capacity of 2,300 on ICT


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has built the capacity of no fewer than 2,300 members of staff of the administration on various Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills to improve service delivery to residents in the territory.

The Acting Director, FCTA Department of Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, made the disclosure at a news conference, on programmes and activities of the Department, on Thursday in Abuja.

Ahmadu explained that the staff members were drawn from various Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs) of the FCTA within the last 11 months.

She said that the capacity building programmes were mainly train the trainers driven initiatives with a view to bring the workforce up to date with current technological trends, for efficiency in the system.

The director said that the department leveraged on continuous exposure of staff to capacity building initiatives especially in ICT, to enhance improved service delivery to residents in the territory.

” The FCTA Department of Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement was established in January 2020, to serve as a focal point for driving all changes, reforms, innovation and improvement efforts within the Administration.

” This is in line with the overall frameworks set by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), and other Central Agencies of Government,” she said.

Ahmadu highlighted some of the programmes and activities carried out by the Department to include; Inauguration of the Citizens’ Engagement Platform and Town Hall Meeting on Resettlement and Compensation.

” Others are one Day Retreat on issues of Multiple Taxation; Town Hall Meeting on removal of illegal structures in the FCT and Lagos Retreat on Multiple Taxation, Sensitization on Citizen engagement Platform across the six area councils.

” The department also organised Staff Recognition Award 2020 and enlightenment workshop in partnership with Code of Conduct Bureau on strict compliance with the rules guiding assets declaration.

” Similarly, the department held a Three-Day Sensitization Workshop for Desk Officers on the use of the citizens engagement platform and Training of website managers in partnership with the Bureau of Public Service Reforms on the participation in the scorecard of assessment in FG websites among others.

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