By Modupe Adegboro
Plans are underway to digitize official procedures in kogi State public service as government gradually goes for a zero paper arrangement.
This is much as the State Ministry of Information and Communication now moves towards digitization of the state’s public system.
The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Evang. Kingsley Fanwo who revealed this when members of the Nigeria Computer Society, Kogi State chapter, paid him a courtesy visit in his office, said the time was ripe for the state to commence public service digitization.
Fanwo disclosed that the State Ministry of Information would reposition its Archives Department towards zero paper system, as state archival materials would be moved to the ministy’s website for easy access.
He said the Nigeria Computer Society would provide training services for the ministry to kick start the digital process, a plan to be worked out in synergy with the Ministry of Education, Science Technology.
He also said a working committee comprising of ministry officials and members of the Nigeria Computer Society would work out modalities for the training and digitization process.
Earlier, the state chairperson of the Nigeria Computer Society, Mrs Kemi Ayodele said the purpose of the visit was to seek partnership with the ministry on information technology training and computer appreciation.
She said her association has the mandate to advance information technology education in the state.
The Director of Information Services in the Ministry, Mr. Jordan Akpata appreciated the association for the visit, saying the ministry is committed to the ongoing digitization process in the state.