Minister: FG will deploy digital technology to develop agric sector

The federal government says it is deploying digital technologies to enhance the country’s agricultural sector to ensure food security in the country.

Mohammad Abubakar, minister of agriculture and rural development, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja.

Abubakar spoke while receiving the standard operating procedures (SOPs) documents from Ernest Umakhihe, the ministry’s permanent secretary.

He said it had become imperative to adopt technology for efficiency and productivity.

“This is in a bid to key into a technology-driven work process and procedure according to best global practices,” Abubakar said.

“To achieve a dynamic civil service, the government has considered it pertinent to have laid down operating standards, hence the adoption of SOPs, which would significantly bring about an effective system of service delivery not only in the ministry of agric but service-wide.”

Abubakar said the document is also a guide for the employee work process toward the full operationalisation of the enterprise content management (ECM) with the mandate to digitalise records and automation workflow in the ministry.

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