Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), emphasized that the automation of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will significantly enhance the efforts to combat corruption in the country,Daily Trust reports.
Abdullahi conveyed this message during a courtesy visit by members of the commission’s staff, led by the chairman, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), over the weekend.
Highlighting that corruption often arises from human interactions, Abdullahi asserted that technology can play a pivotal role in mitigating such issues. He assured the ICPC of NITDA’s willingness to collaborate in the digitization of its services, aiming to monitor and deter corrupt practices within public institutions. Abdullahi also stressed that the process of automation is an ongoing journey rather than a one-time endeavor.
“We have identified over 293 processes for automation, but we are approaching them systematically to achieve the agency’s objectives. This extends to our work with other ministries, departments, and agencies, where we have various initiatives to facilitate their digital transformation,” explained the director-general of NITDA.