The director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that automation of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will up the ante in tackling corruption to a large extent in the country.
Abdullahi made this known during a courtesy visit by members of staff of the commission, led by the chairman, Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) at the weekend.
Maintaining that corruption happens when there is human contact, Abdullahi added that technology could help eliminate that.
He assured of the agency’s readiness to collaborate with the ICPC to aid the digitisation of its services and monitor corrupt practices in public institutions. He added that automation is a journey and not a one-off process.
“We have over 293 processes to automate, but we are selecting them one after the other to achieve the goal of the agency.
“We do this for other ministries, departments and agencies. We have other initiatives in place to help them achieve digital transformation,” the NITDA boss said.