THE Federal authorities has ordered civil servants in the united states of america to develop computer skills or forfeit their promotions. The government stated the order became necessary because it’d soon switch from biro-to-paper examinations to pc-primarily based checks for onward promotions and advancement inside the civil service. The head of the Civil service of the Federation, HoS, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, gave the order in an interview with newshounds in Abuja rapidly after she rewarded 12 civil servants for his or her punctuality and dedication to paintings. Oyo-Ita, who gave commendation letter and a computer each to the 12 employees, explained that the computer reward changed into envisage to force domestic the call for a digitalised civil servant. She added that any federal civil servant who didn’t sharpen his or her skill in laptop could now not partake in laptop-primarily based advertising examinations. She charged civil servants to be abreast of new tendencies in facts, era and communication, ICT, for workplace holders. The HoS stated that the use of computer systems were the major car of trade inside the transition from commercial to statistics age, including that computer had made sending of statistics from one supply to the opposite less difficult and simpler. “laptop has end up an critical tool for character and national empowerment, development, development and actualization of carrier,’’ she referred to. She additionally noted that automation of facts sports in office had changed the character of workplace work and had enormously affected the activities of expertise on people. Mrs. Eyo-Ita said she best fulfilled the promise made to reward civil servants for punctuality and mind-set to paintings. “I determine to shift from the impunity of lateness to paintings to punctuality and dedication to paintings so as to function encouragement to others and additionally spur a few others to improve on their attitude to paintings,” she introduced. The beneficiaries incclude Mr Oluwasegun Ademisoro, Engr. Evans Osaghaede, Mr Shehu Aminu, Engr. Abel Phillip, Engr. Nuhu Garba, Mr Ikam Atah, Mrs Temitope Amasika, Mr Biboye Egberipov, Mrs Christiana Mordi, Mrs Maria Okonkwo, Mrs Joyce Petu and Mr Affiong Dominic from the Ministries of conversation technology, power, national sports commission, Presidential Advisory Committee and Aviation speakme on behalf of the recipients, Mr Abel Phillips, in the Ministry of electricity, stated the award would spur different civil servants to improve their mindset to paintings, whilst having it behind their minds that their efforts would be rewarded in the future.