Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has revealed that automation of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will increase tackling corruption across the country.
Abdullahi revealed this during a courtesy visit by staff members of the commission, led by Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu, the chairman, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) at the weekend.
Abdullahi stated that corruption happens when there is human contact. He added that technology could help eliminate that.
He said the agency is ready to work with the ICPC to support digitising its services and oversee corrupt practices in public institutions.
The NITDA boss said, “We have over 293 processes to automate, but we are selecting them one after the other to achieve the agency’s goal.
“We do this for other ministries, departments and agencies. We have other initiatives in place to help them achieve digital transformation.”