Nigerian government has announced the training of no fewer than 26,000 officers in the Federal Civil Service for effective service delivery under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’ Public Sector Capacity Building Programme since it was introduced in 2009.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji BukarGoniAji disclosed this when he declared open the 12th batch of the 2014 Specialized Mandatory Training Programme for officers on Salary Grade Levels 08 to 16 in the Federal Civil Service. The occasion was held at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), Abuja.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Mohammed Abbas, the Head of Service said that the objective of the training is to build and strengthen the ability of officers to effectively and efficiently deliver service and contribute significantly to the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Nigeria Development Agenda.
Aji said that a total of 450 staff on Grade levels 08 to 16 in the present batch in the Federal Civil Service are undergoing the training exercise, stressing that human capital development will continue to receive the needed impetus by the Federal Government. He called for the collaborative efforts of Donor Agencies and Development Partners in ensuring that the required targets are met.