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ICT: FCTA Transport secretary urges MDAs, agencies to empower staff


Secretary of the FCT Transportation Secretariat, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, has called on Federal Government ministries and agencies to increase maximum productivity by empowering the staff on Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool to move with globalisation trend.

Comrade Kayode, who was represented in the occasion by Engineer Wilson Unogwu made the call Monday during the opening ceremony of specialised training for road traffic personnel and the commissioning of ICT modern training center in Lugbe traffic area command.

He said that the initiative is the efforts of the management of the Directorate of Road Traffic Service, who thought outside the box to set up a befitting world class training centre in the city of Abuja and also for organising a specialised training for the staff of the Directorate for better service delivery.

The secretary emphasised on the ability to maximally utilise the knowledge and skills acquired in order to ensure that trainees are abreast with international best practices.

His words: “I therefore call on other SDAs and Federal Government agencies to take advantage of this world-class facilities to update themselves in order to drive their vision and mission”.

Speaking on the specialised training for staff, the Secretary urged the staff to be serious with what would be the best opportunity in life to effectively make use of the experience while serving the public.

Also speaking, Assistant Director, Directorate of Road Transportation, BRT in the FCT, Mr. Wadata Aliyu Bodinga, noted that “it was also worthy to say that the in-house training which commences today and run for the next few days is also funded courtesy of the partnership between the FCT Administration and Messrs Temple Resources Limited through the DRTS.

Temple Resources is our partner in delivery of the FCT Computerised vehicle inspection scheme and as part of their corporate social responsibilities have jointly packaged this training for our work force to engender professionalism and better service delivery to the members of the public”.

According to the Acting director of DRTS, the year 2017 has witnessed a number of 8 staff trained overseas in the area of vehicle inspection, urban traffic management and intelligent transport system to mention few as a result of the same initiative of collaborative relationship that exist between the FCTA (DRTS) and public private partnership and the multinational aids.

Wadata further explained that his office relies heavily on information and communication technology in delivery of its mandates, hence ICT training cannot be neglected if the Directorate must be effective in performance of its duties.

He said however that competing priorities have overtime made it impossible for the directorate to depend on budgetary provision in delivery of training facilities and the requisite training to its workforce.

About four hundred and fifty personnel are involved in the ongoing training which is a continuous exercise.

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