Institutional Reforms: Edo Govt. Trains Public Officers in Data Analysis
By Odigie Etinosa
Edo State Government through the John Odigie-Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA) has concluded a data analysis and interpretation training program as part of measures to sustain the ongoing institutional reforms in the State Civil and Public service.
The training aimed at improving the analytical skills of public servants and equipping them with the necessary tools to make data-driven decisions, was held at the John Odigie Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA) and ICTA complex in Benin City.
In her address, the Managing Director of JOOPSA, Imuwahen Ajoonu, said that in the world of artificial intelligence, data analysis, and interpretation training are essential to accelerate human capacity development across the public service ecosystem.
She said that the Obaseki-led administration has been at the forefront of efforts to promote data-driven decision-making in the state, recognizing the importance of data analysis and interpretation in achieving the goals of the Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) Agenda.
The successful conclusion of the data analysis and interpretation training program at JOOPSA, she added, is a testament to the State Government’s commitment to equipping its workforce with the necessary skills for data-driven decision-making.
Also speaking at the training exercise was Mr. Precious Ekome, one of the facilitators at the training. According to Ekome, “Data analysis in Excel is not all about the use of formulas; it is about how well you can use the formulas and functions in service delivery.”
He urged the trainees to apply the knowledge acquired, for efficient service delivery in the various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).