Ekiti State will own an electronic library before the end of year 2017. This was made known by the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose on Monday when he visited the top echelon of the state civil service who were having a week long ICT training at the Ikere College of Education e-library.
The top civil servants who hailed the governor to high heavens as he entered the centre lauded his decision to organize such a training session for them. Governor Fayose had about two weeks ago ordered that a special ICT training session be organized for top civil servants in the state with a laptop made available for each participant in his bid to enhance quality service delivery in the system.
Governor Fayose, while addressing participants at the session expressed delight that participants would have added to their knowledge before the end of the course. He said: “everybody must have a platform before he can operate, civil service is the platform for every government that hopes to succeed, therefore the platform must be sustained, preserved and its functionality ensured.
“It is going to be an experience that will impact positively on service delivery, you may not have gotten it 100%, we will meet again and do a sincere reappraisal of those who have gotten it 100% and those who need to come back. I want to encourage you to please get the best out of this. Before you serve anyone, you are the first beneficiary, it is going to be an innate benefit for you, then you can now benefit the system.
“I thank the civil service leadership for this training but I want to assure you that before I leave office, Ekiti will have an e-library that will become a permanent training institute where civil servants must pass through for at least two weeks every year so that you can be trained and retrained”.
On the need to use the laptops for the purpose it is meant, governor Fayose said: “we have made it easy by giving you laptops, please ensure this laptops are used for the purpose for which they are meant, not that my son is to run one program somewhere, I can’t afford laptop, take it away, you have betrayed confidence. For you to do that, we might not see you but you have totally betrayed confidence, to whom much is given, much is expected”.
Assuring the civil servants that he would make them proud of the service in his tenure, governor Fayose assured other category of workers who are yet to be a part of the training that they will be accommodated as time goes on.
Mr. Adefila Akindele, one of the participants in his response thanked governor Fayose for the love he has shown the service. Another participant, Mrs. Adepoju Christiana Tolulope described the training session as a worthy one.
“There are some of us who had little knowledge of computer before coming here and we thought we had arrived, when we were asked to come here, I asked myself if it’s worth it, getting here we discovered that our knowledge of it is quite insignificant. We have a lot of people who couldn’t put on a system when they got here but I want to tell you now Sir that there is no one here today who cannot do the needful as we speak. Your Excellency, this program is really a worthy one, I thank you for promising to extend it to other categories of workers, this surely will add to our productivity, she said.