The Nigerian Army on Tuesday says it would use technology to digitise its personnel records and other administrative processes for a better and effective service delivery.
Major General, Kuta-Adamu Isiyaku, the Chief of administration Army headquarters disclosed this at the ‘Department of Administration Army Records Conference 2019’, held at Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja .
According to Isiyaku, the Nigerian Army has continued to be confronted with the challenges of traditional methods of record keeping and management that are obsolete and embarrassing.
”In this 21st Century, these methods are without doubt obsolete and needless to say cumbersome, ineffective and indeed embarrassing.
”The time has therefore come to have a paradigm shift where the Nigerian Army will embrace technology and digitalise its records and other administrative processes.
”It is for this reason that I commend the initiative to drive the transformation to Electronic Document Management System and Physical Storage Solution (e-Records) in CAR,” Isiyaku said.
The Commander, Command Army Records, Maj. Gen. Elvis Njoku, said that the conference is an annual event that presents a platform to review all activities of all records offices in the past year.
Njoku added that the event was also an avenue to deliberate and take decisions that would chart the course of their activities in the coming or current year.
”Only through focused and constant realistic review of all processes of our data and record management system, that we can become more proficient and well equipped to perform our jobs,” he said.
The four-day conference has participants from the department of army administration headquarters with command army records (CAR) and field record officers.