South Korea has reportedly agreed to train over 22, 000 public servants in Nigeria on e-government, according to Abdulaziz Abdullahi, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications was quoted as making this known in a statement issued by Mrs Pauline Sule, the Deputy Director, Press.
The agreement on project for capacity building on e-government was reached by the ministry and the Korean International Corporation Agency (KOICA).
Beneficiaries will receive short and long term training courses in Nigeria in different levels to successfully drive the e-government programme by the government. He added that the e-government initiative had been captured in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) by Federal Government of Nigeria.
“The Executive Course I is for heads of government establishments; Executive Course II is for directors in public service; Professional Course for middle level officers; e-Security for ICT technical staff and Train-the-Trainer for future potential trainers on the capacity building programme,’’ he said.
Responding, the Charge d’Affaires of the Korean Embassy, Song Yong-Min expressed gratitude and readiness to partner with Nigeria. According to him, the diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Korea started since 1980 and was delighted on how fast the pace of the amicable relationships had thrived in various areas such as culture, trade and development cooperation, especially in the e-government project.