Lagos - Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, has urged has stressed the need for Ministries, Departments and
Agencies (MDAs) of government to migrate from the paper based system of documentation to electronic schemes to enhance services.
He urged them to model their system after the Federal Ministry of Information's Workflow Electronic Document Management Solution (EDMS).
Kifasi, who was represented at a meeting in Abuja on Friday, hailed the development which he said deserved to be replicated in all MDAs of
government. "It is very interesting to see what has been achieved even at this pilot phase.Also read: Jonathan assures investors of stable economy despite oil price instability
"The fact that information can be obtained right at one's desk will cut down delays in attending to files. This will also allow the Civil Service
attain its desired glory and boost public confidence in government processes," Dr Amina Shamaki, Permanent Secretary, Special Duties in the
Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, who stood in for Kifasi, said.
She said the possibility of engaging indigenous computer manufacturers to provide computer systems at an affordable price to enable other MDAs of Government key into the initiative will be explored.
Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Information, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, said operations had improved since adopting the computer
"In my registry for instance, there is a sense of pride in tracking file movement. Initially there was resistance to change, but when personnel
discovered that the application was user-friendly they welcomed the development," she said.
- CAJ News