Emerging technologies is apt for Public Service workforce – Istifanus

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Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, Musa Istifanus (Middle) flanked by the Acting Administrator-DBI 3rd from left, and other Management Staff of Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Bridge Institute during the DBI Facility Tour

For effective and efficient development of the workforce, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, Mr. Musa Istifanus, called for the continuous use of emerging technologies at workplace to drive service delivery in the country. He stated this during a facility tour of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) in Abuja recently.

The Permanent Secretary reiterated that he intentionally brought the Directors to enable them visualize the kind of training they would require for the staff of Ministry of Communications and to collaborate with DBI. “I find this place actually good that is why I want the management team to see the facilities in order to send their staff for training in the Institute”, he stated. He therefore urged his Directors and the management of the DBI to collaborate on appropriate training needs for staff of the Ministry.

Istifanus advised DBI to solicit for partnership with stakeholders to boost efficiency and the growth of the Institute noting that there is the need to provide facility for the physically challenge people to enable them also to benefit from the services offered by the Institute.

Speaking earlier, the Acting Administrator, Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) Mrs. Viola Askia-Usoro pointed out that DBI is an investment of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications.

She stated that there are operational campuses in Lagos and Kano with hostel facilities, and upcoming campuses at Asaba, Yola and Enugu adding that DBI training is in categories, starting from the basic to professional stages.

The Acting Administrator reiterated the importance of DBI in the public service for the use of emerging technologies for efficiency at workplace noting that the institute is involved in training of specialized skills such as functional web design, oracle, internet and use of Microsoft office tool, system network administration and others.

The Permanent Secretary and the Management Team inspected various training halls/ equipment, cyber-security laboratory, as well as the room for repairs of ICT equipment.

Phil Oshodin
DD (Inform/PPRU)