Thursday, 4 August 2016
FG Begins Digitalisation Of Fed Civil Service. cc @DrJoeAbah
The Federal Government has begun the digitisation of Federal Civil Service, which will soon link all the federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) under a common platform.
The Minister of Communications, Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the commissioning of the Infrastructure for Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS), Digital Service Centre Knowledge Acquisition Venue (KAV) in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF).
Shittu explained that the reason for the digitalisation is to reduce the cost of governance and enhance the capacity of civil servants to discharge their duties and contribute to national development.
The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Architect, Sonny Echonu, said it was an opportunity to deepen broadband penetration, enhance security and systematic growth apart from other economic benefits to the country.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita said the Federal Civil Service has witnessed unprecedented turn-around, through the formulation and implementation of initiatives, towards an efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred (EPIC) Civil Service.
“This ICT infrastructure is designed to provide a base for knowledge exchange, mentoring, access to accurate data for good governance, and a medium of making government closer to the people.
“The knowledge acquisition centre will serve as a centre for transfer of a structured and organised knowledge from experts to non-experts within the federal civil service. It will leverage heavily on human and technology interactions to carefully impact and transfer
knowledge,” she said.
Oyo-ita added that the fitness and wellbeing centre (FWC) launched with the digitisation, was meant to ensure the health and sound mind of workers and that it will be open for workers in the HCSF and from the MDAs at a token.
The acting director general of NITDA, Dr Vincent Olatunji, said that no reform will succeed without the involvement of the ICT, as it among others make the worker’s discharge of responsibilities easier.
The launch of the facilities donated by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was part of activities marking the 2016 Civil Service Week. (Leadership)