The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mal. Kashifu Inuwa hailed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for keying into digital transformation by launching its Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) Platform.

The NITDA DG explained that the EDMS launched by NIS is a key component of any digital transformation strategy and information governance effort, which uses automated techniques to transfer files electronically, manage records regardless of format, maintenance, use and disposition of records.

While appreciating the Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede for his visionary leadership, Mal. Inuwa acknowledged Babandede for moving the service forward through various digital transformation initiatives.

“I have known the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service for long, he is a man of qualities; a game-changing leader, not a trailblazer, because he changes things, and makes an impact. Whatever he tries to do, he thinks differently and creates value. When I look at the NIS building, I can say Immigration is second to none in Nigeria,” he said.

The NITDA boss also expressed his satisfaction on the ways NIS is using new models to digitise its process for operational excellence, cost-saving and efficiency, which is in line with Nigeria’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).

Meanwhile, the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede has explained the reasons behind NIS adoption of paperless operation. He said NIS wants to manage electronic files and documents from the CGI’s office down to CG’s office across the country.

“There is a need to adopt EDMS from the traditional records management of physical record.  We embraced digital transmission of documents, not paper copies that pile up in boxes, storerooms or warehouses to enable NIS to create efficiencies by improving automation of its activities, providing accurate auditing and applying records schedules reliably,” he said.


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