9 May 2014

Nigeria: Lagos Partners Oracle On It Talent Drive

Lagos State government in collaboration with Oracle Corporation has unveiled three human capacity talent building programmes in Information Technology (IT) to promote quality service delivery to citizens in the state as well as making governance more effectively.

Delivering a keynote address to participants at a workshop organised by the state's Financial and Management Bureau in Lagos, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Adebiyi Mabadeje said that the three Human Capacity building programmes of Employee Readiness, Youth Readiness, as well as Workforce Development are the areas in which the state government will collaborate with Oracle to achieve objectives.

These objectives, according to the commissioner, include enriching and equipping existing talents among government employees with Oracle skills to support strategic IT projects, leverage on the expertise of Oracle's Public Sector Centre of Excellence to run workshops for top Information officers of MDAs on best practices, market trends and business solutions on topics such as improving service delivery to the citizens using social media.

Mabadeje explained that the programme is also aimed at training graduates under the workforce development programme on Oracle Database or Oracle e-Business suite for the acquisition of industry-relevant skills and opportunities for internships within some of the state's ministries, as well as making the Lagos e-Learning Centre an Oracle University authorized training partner.

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