From Fred Ezeh, Abuja
The New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) has commenced gradual migration from analogue to digital operations, in line with global ICT development.
For a successful take-off of the operations, the agency yesterday held training for staff in the administration and finance departments, who would be directly involved in the digitisation process.
Some of the staff who were trained were expected to transfer the knowledge to their subordinates for collective efficiency in their official duties.
NEPAD national coordinator, Princess Gloria Akobundu, who declared open the training at NEPAD headquarters in Abuja yesterday, said that the first batch of trainees would be exposed to the secrets of data mining, application and utility software.
Akobundu, who was represented by deputy director, administration, Emmanuel Edogbanya, told the staff that it was a privilege for them to participate in the training and acquire ICT knowledge, which would stand them out among the crowd.
She said: “You are expected to take this training seriously and use the opportunity to develop yourself in order to remain relevant in the 21st century knowledge-driven world. Mechanisms have also been established to assess your performance, which would be discussed at the management meeting.”
Director of finance, Albert Onochie, said the training became necessary following the ICT revolution that heralded tremendous transformation in human activities.