ABUJA – The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman, on Monday inaugurated the digital centre developed by the Centre for Management Development (CMD) under a Public Private Partnership agreement.
He said the centre was expected to promote the use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) through capacity building in the country.
According to him, this will provide the opportunities for technology acquisition, most importantly to create wealth and boost needed revenue for the CMD.
The Director-General of the CMD, Dr kabir Usman, said the centre was equipped with ultra-modern training facilities to provide ICT related services.
Usman said the centre would also provide a comfortable and efficient business environment and generate income for CMD.
The Chairman, Nigerian Council for Management Development, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, said the dwindling revenue from government and by extension, allocation to numerous government agencies, had met some downturn.
Adeniran, who was represented by a member of the council, Mr Ebenezer Obeya, stressed the need for leaders to be innovative not only to find ways of generating revenue but to create partnership that works.
“Today is an example of thinking outside the box and Dr Usman is providing this leadership.
“This is not surprising since the CMD is the think-tank to providing leadership in area of capacity building and Public Private Partnership initiative for the nation,’’ Adeniran said.
The Executive Chairman of Adeakis Nigeria Ltd, Dr Gbadebo Akinsanya, said the company built the centre within three months to enable the CMD to offer electronic learning and software certification. (NAN)
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