The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said the digitalization of intelligence gathering and monitoring is the best approach for the country to get things right with the security challenges in Nigeria, stressing that the world has gone past the manual process of operation as it is now in Nigeria.
In his remarks at the IT audit presentation on the ministry of interior by the chairman of Philips Consult, Mr. Folusho Philips, he pledged to put necessary efforts and tools in place to bring about maximum capacity building for digitalization in the ministry and the agencies under his watch.
“What distinguishes the individual is how he can challenge and overcome situations,” he said, and called on the nation’s leaders to do their best to overcome the security challenges facing the country so it could meet world digital standard.
The permanent secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, said significant efforts had already commenced to fully
digitalize operations in the ministry, pointing out the electronic data management system which would ensure digitalization of file records and implementation of the human resource module of the IPPIS were ready to take off in the ministry.
He, however, emphasized the need for more funding to be appropriated to further strengthen the ministry’s information technology backbone.
The presentation identified that the ministry and its agencies were yet to update in the digital world’s standard and needed to brace up to the world acceptable practices in the quest to curb insecurity and bring peace to our nation.
The directors commended the minister’s initiative and efforts to see that insecurity is a thing of the past in country.
A statement signed by the ministry’s assistant chief executive officer, information, Akinbode Fatima, for the director press, said those present during the presentation included the permanent secretary, directors in the ministry, representatives of the agencies and the delegation of Philips Consultant.