By Simon Ebegbulem
THE Edo State Government, yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR, to improve workers’ capacity to deliver quality service.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, who signed for the state government at Government House in Benin City, said the training would equip Edo civil servants with new knowledge and skills for optimal performance.
He said: “We have set up a training facility for civil servants; we have also bought computers and other teaching aids. We believe that with the signing of this agreement, we have put in place the necessary framework for building the capacity of our civil servants, by leveraging on the contacts and reach of UNITAR.
Country Representative of UNITAR, Dr Larry Boms, said the partnership on capacity building would enable Edo civil servants drive government policies effectively, and assured that UNITAR would pull more resources from its partner countries in the European Union.
He added that other states in the country and countries in the West African region would benefit from the international training centre which will be domiciled in Edo State.