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NCS says harmonisation of national database will enhance e-governance


Lagos –  The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has said that the harmonisation of the national database was a right and fundamental step towards a functional e-government system.
In a statement on Sunday in Lagos, Prof. Sola Aderounmu, the NCS president, said it would assist in the fight against crime, when agencies draw data from the same database.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Muhammadu Buhari recently directed the Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to harmonise the collection biometric data.
The statement noted that the directive was imperative, considering the huge cost implications biometric exercises cause taxpayers.
It said that biometric exercises included the cost of personnel, cost of storage of acquired data and cost of making such data available, among others.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
The statement also said that e-government services would bring together the government, the governed, the civil society, the professional bodies and other relevant stakeholders.
It recalled that the NCS, during its annual general meeting in 2013, canvassed that e-government, when properly deployed, is able to deliver continuous optimisation of service.
The statement said that quality service delivery would aid the attainment of Vision 20:20:20 of the Federal Government.
It emphasised the need to evolve an enabling technology and a legal framework for storing, protecting and making available the data acquired and to safeguard the privacy of citizens’ Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
The statement warned that the data should not in any way be used for adversarial purposes.
It added that NCS was willing to render technical assistance and support in the monitoring of the capability deployment of the project. (NAN)

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