FG vows to digitize civil service by 2025

Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, highlighted that the planned full digitalization of all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) by 2025 would inherently reduce the cost of governance.

Addressing the issue during a one-day Retreat on digitalization for the Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries, she emphasized that MDAs, having been granted the opportunity to ensure adequate budgetary allocation in the 2024 budget, must elevate their efforts towards digitalization by 2024.

This urgency aligns with the stipulated deadline of 2025 set in the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan, 2021-2025, aiming for comprehensive digitalization.

This information was relayed in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement which was signed by the Director, Press of the OHCSF, Muhammed Ahmed, reads, “Yemi-Esan who spoke on the theme “towards the digitalization of the public service by 2025,” stressed that all the FCSSIP25 pillars are anchored on digitalization, insisting that for the service to run with these pillars, it must digitalize its work processes. She urged MDAs to leverage on technology to drive the national goals of the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present administration.

“She expressed dissatisfaction that Nigeria is lagging behind in terms of digitalisation, as 90% of governments in the world have since gone digital and are presently deploying Artificial Intelligence solutions.

“Re-emphasising on the gains of going digital, such as reduction in cost of governance, waste reduction, as well as the provision of information at the backend with saved data, she urged MDAs to ensure uniformity and interoperability of data in order to achieve common set goals.”

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