As part of Rivers SEEFOR Project commitment to support the public financial management reforms of the State, the Project procured computer hardware and consumables to support the ongoing bio-metric exercise of the State Government.
Receiving the equipment of behalf of the Head of Service, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the HoS, Sir Nnamdi Okpu thanked the project for the equipment and assured them that the equipment would be adequately utilized to compliment the effort of State government.
Sir Okpu reiterated the State Government committment to ensure that it has a reliable database for its workforce and to enhance proper planning for its workers and pensioners, he thanked the project for its continuous support at provision of human resource management.
Speaking at the event, the Rivers SEEFOR Project Coordinator, Mr Kelcious Amos said the gesture is geared at supporting the State government in its bid to get accurate database of civil servants in the State.
The Coordinator noted that the Project had earlier trained some staff of the HoS office on human resource management, adding that after the installation of the hardware, it would train end users on the use of the equipment.
On his part, the State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) Data Centre Manager, Mr Austin Dimkpa, said the computer hardware and consumables are part of the project support for the HoS office, to assist in Human Resource Management (bio-metrics data acquisition) for the State.
He further stated that the project would support the office of the HoS in the installation of the hardware and provide training for the end user to enhance proper utilization of the equipment.
Equipment procured include; 20 high end lab tops, 20 all-in-one desktops, Two HP server fully installed with twenty server 2012 and required client licence amongst others.
The procurement of the computer hardware and consumables for the Head of Service is part of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms Component of the SEEFOR Project, it is designed to support and deepen the on-going reforms efforts of the State Government to ensure judicious utilization of public funds, improve and modernise the PFM systems, practices, processes and institutions.