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FG develops policy document on virtual meetings

Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in collaboration with the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), has developed a Draft Policy Document on Virtual Meetings and Engagements in the Federal Civil Service.

This disclosure was made by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami, while delivering his address as the Guest Lecturer at the Course 82 graduation ceremony, National Defence College Abuja.

He emphasised that the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced the nation to adopt the use of technology in governance and this has necessitated the need to promote e-governance in an orderly manner.

Dr. Pantami remarked that the draft document is ready to be presented at the Federal Executive Council in the coming weeks. As enshrined in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy Document, the new Policy will promote the pillars of Service Infrastructure and Digital Services Development and Promotion represented as Pillars 4 and 5.

On the issue of security, Dr. Pantami noted that real warfare is now fought in cyberspace as cybercriminals operate at a speed far ahead of the speed of law, and therefore “we must take very deliberate steps to ensure that our cyberspace is significantly secured”.

The Minister who further advocated the preference of skills over qualifications remarked that global business and tech giants have since adopted the strategy, as individuals with proven skills remain more valuable than those with mere qualifications.

Olayemi Daniyan  

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