The Nasarawa State Government is to purchase?2,000 computer laptops for distribution to its civil servants, Mr Andrew Affi, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, has said.
Affi however told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saurday in Lafia that the laptops would not be given out free of charge.
“Any civil servant who is interested will be given one for N135,000 and will be expected to pay up the money within 18 months,’’ he said.
The permanent secretary said that some forms had already been made available those who are interested.
“Civil servants from the state, as well as those from federal agencies and ministries, who are interested to obtain their forms should contact the necessary organs,’’ he said.
Affi said the move to purchase laptops was part of government's commitment to encourage civil servants in the state.
He also said that the laptops would enhance the operations of the civil service.
“The world is becoming a global village. We cannot afford to be left behind. You cannot do anything without the computer these days,'' the permanent secretary said.(NAN)