The Anambra State Governor Prof Chukwuma Soludo has today commenced the distribution of the first phase of digital work tools to civil servants in the State.
The head of Service, Theodore Igwegbe took delivery of 200 sets of computers; desktops and laptops for civil servants to digitalize the civil service and drive electronic government (e-Government).
Soludo was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, at the flag-off ceremony organised by the state ICT Agency at the Anambra State Government House, in Awka the State capital with the theme “Digitalisation Of Anambra State Civil Service.”
He said that digital operations had tremendous potentials for the public sector adding that state economy and affairs would be run more effectively through Information and Communications Technology initiatives (ICTs) as obtained in developed countries.
“We are in a digital era, any country or state that does not embrace technology is unlikely to make significant progress or sustain economic development.
“The distribution of ICT tools to civil servants is a policy that began three years ago to facilitate e-Government and keep pace with global best practices.
“e-Governance which is the adoption of technology in government processes and service delivery, makes government service delivery efficient and cost effective.
“The adoption of ICTs in the civil service will increase productivity, transparency drive the state’s mega-city project as well as build trust between the government and the governed,” he said.
While urging the civil servants to adopt ICT to effectively serve the citizens, he also advised the State ICT Agency to hold regular trainings for the civil servants on how to use the ICT equipment.
Also speaking, Mrs Theodore Igwegbe, Head of Service, said that the digitisation of operations of the civil service was a step towards actualizing the Anambra State Civil Service Strategy and Implementation plan.
“We thank Gov. Soludo for according us this opportunity to shift from paper service to digital operations. This will promote innovation and improve service delivery.
“We promise to use these tools to improve our services and serve citizens better,” she said.
In his remarks, Mr Chukwuemeka Agbata, the Managing Director, Anambra State ICT Agency (ANSITA), said the agency had begun ICT revolution in the state in line with Governor Soludo’s e-Government and smart mega-city policy.
“This is the government’s effort to transition from analogue to digital operations. In this first phase of distribution, we are starting with the ministries, departments and agencies in the state.
“These computers are worth over N100 million and they are designed to help civil servants do their work better. So, you have no excuse not to deliver.“
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