Abia civil service to be fully digitalised by March 2024 – Commissioner


By Aluta News

Nov. 29, 2023

Commissioner for Science and Technology in Abia, Mr Chima Oriaku, has expressed the Gov. Alex Otti-led administration’s commitment to fully digitalising the state civil service system by March 2024.

Oriaku stated this in Umuahia during the sensitisation and training organised by Xerox Nigeria Limited for civil/public servants in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in Abia on Wednesday.

The programme, according to him, is about automating all the workflow of the state government into a digitalised format for easy management for the workers.

He said past governments in the state had kept files in the paper and analogue formats, thus making them prone to losses and destruction by weather and other forces of nature.

Oriaku said that digitalising and digitising the system would ease access to government work environment and files and project plans that should make work easier for the staff members.

“We should have a centralised data management system so that at any time, at the punch of a button, by a government official, you will access data that you can work with.

“That is why we are in this partnership with Xerox Nigeria Limited to give us their support in that plan,” he said.

The General Manager, Marketing, Xerox Nigeria Limited, Mr Femi Abidoye, said that the partnership with the state government was the idea of the governor, owing to his desire for quality service delivery for the people of the state.

He said that the purpose of the partnership was to make the workforce more efficient and increase outputs.

“The objective is to make Abia state workers work smarter and to deliver on state objectives.

“To simplify work processes, procedures and work environment, and to move from the analogue system to the digital system era where there is accountability, reliability, productivity and efficiency at the end of the day.

“We are partnering with Abia Ministry of Science and Technology to ensure there is cost control and to correct the record of everybody so that no data is lost at the end of day. That is of uttermost importance,” he said.


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