Digitalization Of Security Agencies Is Paramount- Aregbesola

(4th right) Minister of interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, (3rd right) Perm Sec Ministry of Interior ,Dr Shuiab Belgore (2nd right) Dpress ministry of interior Mrs Lere Adams(1st right) D PRS Ayuba kabiru. (4th left) Mr Foluso Phillips Chairman. Phillips Consulting Ltd (3rd left) Robert Taiwo- Managing Director Phillips Consulting Ltd. (2nd left) DSD to Ps Mr Funsho Alabi (1st left) Director JSD Mr PO Egbodo in a group Photograph at the Minister Conference room, Abuja

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said for the country to get things right with the security challenges in Nigeria, digitalization of intelligent gathering and monitoring is the best approach. He emphasized that the world had gone past the manual process of operation as it is now in Nigeria. Responding at the IT Audit Presentation on the Ministry of Interior and its Agencies to the Minister by Mr. Folusho Philips, Chairman of Philips Consult, Aregbesola pledged that he would make sure his Ministry put the necessary efforts and tools in place to ensure maximum capacity building for digitalization in the Ministry and the Agencies under his watch. He said “What distinguished the individual is how he can challenge and overcome situations”. He advised that Nigeria leaders should put in all their best to overcome the security challenges facing the country to distinguish the country to meet world digital standard.

The Permanent Secretary mentioned that significant efforts have already commenced to fully digitalize operations in the Ministry. He stated that the Electronic Data Management System which would ensure digitalization of file records and implementation of the Human Resource Module of the IPPIS are set 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 it agencies are yet to update in the digital world’s standard and needed to braze 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 Nigeria.

Present during the presentation are the Permanent Secretary, Directors in the Ministry, representatives of the Agencies and the delegation of Philips Consultant.

Akinbode Fatima
For: Director Press