FG Begins Digitisation of Workers’ Records
The process of digitising all records has commenced in the Federal Service with the implementation of an Electronic Document Management System (EMDS) in the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji disclosed this when he led a team comprising permanent secretaries, development partners and directors in his office to the National Records Centre (NRC) Karu, FCT, to inspect the on-going rehabilitation of the Centre.
Aji said the records digitization is expected to lead to increased productivity through faster document exchange between offices and the integration to a workflow system that reduces business processes.
The Head of Service expressed regret that NRC has suffered so much neglect in the past, stressing that the ongoing rehabilitation efforts will lead to a more strategic and modernized records system.
The centre, he said, “is very critical to our national history and development. Here, we have records that date back to the colonial era and we have the duty to ensure that they are adequately preserved.”
He commended the members of the committee that implemented the rehabilitation of the centre for doing a good job and said that the next step is to ensure adequate training in modern records management for the centre’s staff. He urged the development partners to consider capacity building as an area that requires immediate attention.