By Angeleen Nkwocha
The Federal Government has said it will collaborate with South Korean government through Korean International Corporation Agency (KOICA) on project for capacity building on e-government.
This was made known by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Abdulaziz Abdullahi during the closing ceremony of the In-country e-government capacity building training in Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary said the collaboration is aimed at training public servants by providing short and long-term training courses in Nigeria targeting over 22,000 Public Servants in different levels to successfully drive the e-Government program by the government.
He added that e-government has been captured in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) by Federal Government and the recently launched 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan is to but reposition the service for better performance through key e-Government projects.
The Charge d’affaires of the Korean Embassy, Mr. Song Yong-Min expressed gratitude and their readiness at all time for this collaboration. He said the official diplomatic ties between Korea and Nigeria started since 1980 and was delighted on how fast the pace of the amicable relationships has thrived in various areas such as culture, trade and development cooperation most especially in the e-Government project. He said this would bring about a lot of achievements and would create millions of job especially to the young generations.