NITDA To Deploy IT To Fight Corruption In MDAs

drone technology1THE National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has concluded plans to deploy Information Technology (IT) solutions that would help the new administration in the fight against corruption.

To this end, the agency is set to train about 23000 government employees to ensure a seamless transition from paper to paperless office operations in line with the National E-government strategy.

Director General of NITDA, Peter Jack, who stated this in Abuja, observed that an E-government Master Plan has been developed, adding that the agency would work with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Head of Service of the Federation, to deploy the right type of technologies to ensure that government records are digitised.

He said, “We are encouraging the ministeries to go fully digital. We want to promote and regulate IT for sustainable national development and move Nigeria from a knowledge-based economy to technology driven economy. NITDA intends to engage the economy from sector to sector and also engage all MDAs at the federal, state and local government levels. We are committed to implementing E-government and deploying IT solutions that would help curb if not completely eradicate corruption. We are building a new commission, where our mandate is supreme to create a framework for research, development, standardisation and regulation of the IT systems and processes in the country.”

Jack noted that NITDA is also promoting E-Procurement, E-Agriculture and E-learning, among others.

According to him, the agency had implemented E-Procurement solutions, to ensure accountability, transparency, and would evaluate it with the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) as well as deploy it for addi

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