According to the Head of Service (HoS) of the federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, government is now ready to switch from Biro and Paper promotional examinations to Computer-Based tests for all promotions and advancement in the civil service.
The HoS disclosed the development during an interactive session with Journalists after presenting commendation letters and a computer each to top 12 civil servants for their punctuality and commitment to work.
The 12 civil servants who received the commendation letters and the laptops are; Oluwasegun Ademisoro, Evans Osaghaede, Shehu Aminu, Abel Phillip, Nuhu Garba, Ikam Atah, Mrs. Temitope Amasika, Biboye Egberipov, Mrs. Christiana Mordi, Mrs. Maria Okonkwo, Mrs. Joyce Petu and Affiong Dominic from the Ministries of Communication Technology, Power, National Sports Commission, Presidential Advisory Committee and Aviation.
The HoS had recently moved from one Ministry to another to ascertain the level of prompt resumption of government workers in their various offices
Oyo-Ita explained that the computer reward was deliberate to drive home the call for a digital civil service across the country
She added that any federal civil servant who failed to brighten their skills in computer will henceforth be denied to partake in the computer-based examinations.
The HoS stated that the use of computers has been the major vehicle of change in the transition from the industrial age to the information age while adding that computer has made sending of information from one source to the other easier and simple.
She said: “Computer has become an indispensable tool for individual and national empowerment, improvement, development and actualization of service”.Speaking on behalf of the recipients, Abel Phillips of the Ministry of Power said the award would spur other civil servants to improve their attitude to work while having it at the back of their minds that their efforts would be rewarded someday.
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