MPA Trains Directorate Cadre on the Use of ICT Tools
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo has advised the directorate cadre in the Ministry to improve their skills in the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools especially PowerPoint, Excel, and others that would enhance their duty for effective service delivery to the nation.
He made this known during an intensive training programme for the directorate cadre on grade levels 17-15 on using PowerPoint and other tools for work proficiency at the Headquarters of the Ministry in Abuja.
Gwarzo said that the Ministry is using the training to expose directors to the availability of numerous tools in the PowerPoint that will enhance their presentation on monitoring and evaluation of projects, routine activities, and others adding that the more they apply it the more they will be versatile in the use of the ICT tools.
In his words, “I want to advise the directors, deputy and assistant directors do not allow someone to prepare your PowerPoint, do it yourself. Very soon the forthcoming Performance Management System (PMS) introduced by the Head of the Service of the Federation will not allow you to use other people’s skills but your skills”.
He said “As a rule of thumb, everyone must own a laptop even if government is not providing enough, buy your own laptop. It is like food for you on your job. Gwarzo stressed.
In a related development, the Force Medical Officer CP. Dr. Emmanuel N. Garba during his presentation to the Ministry pointed out that the Nigeria Police Medical Services has a total of one hundred and sixty-four (164) Healthcare Facilities across the country, in all the Police Commands, Zones, and Formations with different levels of Healthcare delivery systems ranging from primary, secondary and tertiary health care.
He noted the challenges that militate the effective and efficient performance of its personnel in the area of disease prevention, management, and treatment, using cutting-edge technologies and maintaining global best practices such as manpower shortages, lack of basic and life support ambulances, and adequate funding.
In his reaction, the Permanent Secretary expressed that once the ongoing police reforms are actualized, everything will take shape noting that the Ministry is ready to support the Nigeria Police Force and its medical department to achieve optimum service delivery.
According to him, “The worst thing we can do to ourselves as a nation is to assume that we cannot change status quo ante, but the best thing to happen is not a journey to ultimate designation but the planning and setting the foundation stone of that journey. This is the best alignment I have seen in a long time, the President is ready, the Ministry and Nigeria Police Force are ready and all Nigerians believe that NPF is seriously understaffed/underserved however, if NPF is supported to an optimum level, Nigeria will be a better place to live in”.
Deputy Director (Press)
December 4, 2023