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Bauchi urged to create website for councils

By Patience Ogbodo Correspondent, Bauchi

Bauchi State government has been urged to create internet website in all the 20 local government secretariats in the state.

The call was made weekend in Bauchi at the end of a four-week computer training organized by a Bauchi-based non-govermental organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in collaboration with RTI/LEAD, a USAID project.

The training was organized for Bauchi local government staff.

The participants, who commended CITAD and RTI/LEAD for the training, said this is the first time such gesture will be extended to council staff.

They expressed optimism that the creation of website in their secretariat would enable them access information on the internet.

They also enjoined government to provide more computers in their secretariat to enable them explore all they learnt during the training, noting that it was only few offices that have computers in the council, and empahsised the need for provision if more computer systems.

Speaking at the event, the Programme Assistant of CITAD, Abdulahi Barau, said the participants were trained on various packages which included Microsoft word, Microsoft excel.

He said the aim of the training is to ensure that council staff are computer literate as the world is a global village, adding that such training would enable them carry out their duties effectively.

Barau, who said CITAD and RTI/LEAD is working in four pilot councils, assured that the training is going to be continuous.

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