Nigeria is exploring modern ways of handling government business and it is looking to invest in e-governance. 

The oil-rich nation's sectors managed by the government have suffered setbacks due to corruption and mismanagement of fund. 

The Nigerian government is now looking at entering into a partnership with the government of South Korea to train no fewer than 22,000 public servants on e-government. 

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, announced the partnership on Monday in a statement by the spokesperson for the ministry, Pauline Sule. 

Abdullahi made the announcement at the end of the In-Country e-Government Capacity Building Training held in Abuja. 

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He said the Nigerian government through the ministry is collaborating with South Korea through Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on project for capacity building on e-government. 

The collaboration will build the capacity of workers by providing short and long term training courses in Nigeria in different levels to successfully drive the e-government programme by the government. 

It has been captured in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) by the Federal Government. 

He added that the recently launched 2017 to 2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan is to reposition the service for better performance through key e-government projects.

Abdullahi said the training involved all in the public service and had been categorised into segments to accommodate all.

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“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.

According to him, Project Planning and Development has been added to the curriculum to manage balanced e-government system in terms of procurement, grievance settlement and preparation in readiness for the implementation of the e-government master-plan that is awaiting the Federal Executive Council's (FEC) approval.

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