The Niger State government and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train civil servants and improve performance.
Director-General of ITF, Joseph Ari, who spoke in Minna, said the signing of the MoU was due to the mutual agreement between the state and the fund.
Ari, who was represented by the Area Manager of ITF in Niger State, Gyang Davon, said the partnership was geared towards improving the capacity of civil servants, adding that civil servants were the key drivers of the image and structure of government operations.
“We have been working in synergy with the office of Head of Service and he has shown interest in the development and welfare of civil servants. This partnership is to train civil servants to be able to compete favourably with their colleagues in other states.
“It is to enhance their capacities, broaden their skills and knowledge. The training will cut across all cadres of civil servants in the state,” he stated.
Speaking, Niger Head of Service, Hajiya Salamatu Abubakar, who commended the ITF for the collaboration with the state government to develop the capacities of the civil servants, assured the civil servants that her office would ensure the sustainability of the partnership to enable the civil servants to compete globally.
Earlier in his welcome address, Permanent Secretary, Human Resources Development, Niger State Head of Service, Mallam Isah Ibrahim, said the MoU was aimed at developing the capacities of the state workforce across all cadres.
“The development is in line with the office of the Head of Service’s objectives of providing means of formulating and implementing programmes, as well as to smoothen and propel their career progression in service,” he said.
He noted that the agreement was to form a formidable working relationship to meet the specific needs and support selected training areas.
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