The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to patronize made in Nigeria goods rather than completely depending on foreign made products.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita made the call in Abuja when the Group Managing Director (GMD) of OMATEK Dr. Mrs Florence Omatule Seriki visited her in her office.
She said that government will do everything possible to sensitize Nigerians on the need to look inward and begin to have a change of attitude towards depending wholly on foreign goods rather than encouraging the growth of our local industries and locally made products.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita observed that most foreign products that Nigerians buy today are of lower quality than those our local industries produce.
She said that her office was ready to partner with OMATEK for the full automation of the Federal Civil Service particularly in the area of records keeping; prompt and effective service delivery to Nigerians as well as capacity building to enhance the skills of workers.
Earlier, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of OMATEK, Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Omatule Seriki said that her purpose of visiting the Head of Service was to seek for relevant areas of collaboration with her office with the view to improving efficiency of the service for optimum performance.
Dr. Seriki said that OMATEK had during the Obasanjo administration entered into such partnership with government which made it possible for the civil servants to own their laptops, which she said helped most civil servants improved their skills in terms of information communication Technology(ICT).
She expressed confidence that civil servants would perform optimally if the present administration will explore possible ways to equip civil servants with relevant skills and materials especially in this era of ICT.
Assistant Director (Media Relations)
For: Head of the Civil Service of the Federation