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ICT BUREAU, OTHERS TASKED ON EFFECTIVE ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM, INCREASED IGR

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Ogun State Bureau of Information Technology has been enjoined to synergize with relevant agencies in the State, especially the Public Service Transformation Office, for the smooth implementation of Electronic Data Management System (EDMS), a structure targeted at digitizing filing system and correspondences in public service.

Members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism led by Hon. Yusuf Adejojo, gave the charge while appraising the performance of the Bureau in Abeokuta, calling for a holistic approach of indexing both archival and present files to monitor their flows in the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, with a view to further repositioning the public service for optimum performance, in line with e-governance plan of the Federal Government.

In his response, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information Communication Technology (ICT), Dayo Abiodun, while presenting achievements of the Bureau within the period under review before the lawmakers, stated that it had carried out various human capital development programmes and ICT infrastructural projects, which had earned the State laurels from both the Federal Government and regulatory agencies.

Meanwhile, the Committee has tasked the State Signage and Advertising Agency on the need to update its record and ensure the harmonisation of all its activities to block leakages, with a view to ensuring increased in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the State.

Also, the State Printing Corporation says it has resuscitated and updated some of its equipment to¬†meet up with modern techniques in the printing business, in order to generate more revenue to government’s coffers.

The Director Administration and Supplies in the Corporation, Mrs. Abike Akintunde, stated this while leading the management to present the budget performance before the Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism, led by Hon. Yusuf Adejojo, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta, assuring that the strategies being adopted had positioned the Corporation for improved performance.

Responding, the House Committee enjoined the Corporation to embark on strategies towards ensuring improved patronage, so as to enhance its revenue base.

Jamiu Lawal,

Head Information Unit, OGHA

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