The Act declared June 12 of every year as public holiday and Democracy Day in Nigeria.
The day is also set aside to celebrate 20 years of uninterrupted civilian rule in the country.
The system accountant, therefore, commended the present administration for putting Information Technology (IT) to use in sensitive sectors of the country’s economy to ensure transparency and accountability.
Dada said that positive application of ICT in any country would ensure smooth democratic process.
According to him, almost all sectors of the economy deployed one form of innovation or the other to enhance their work, which is why many sectors are now getting things right and reducing corruption.
He said “look at the introduction of the BVN, TSA to the banking sector, this has reduced fraud because each bank account owner can now be traced unlike before.
“The electronic payroll system introduced in the civil service and parastatals has also helped to identify and eliminate “ghost workers” in the country. It has also helped to reduce cost of governance and ensured transparency.”
He also commended the introduction of ICT to the education sector in the country, adding that government was in the right direction.
He, however, advised government to work toward bringing innovative ideas to play in the education sector, especially in primary and tertiary institutions, saying the latest introduction of computer-based method of tertiary admission examination was highly commendable.
He said the system helped to reduce malpractice.
He added that if more high level technology were employed among security outfits like the Police and Army, the outfits would be more effective in discharging their duties and better results would be achieved.
He added that “I will like to urge government to continue with its deployment of the best of technology at all levels, we have a long way to go to reduce financial corruption at all levels and crimes such as kidnapping, murder, armed robbery so that we can advance as an economy.
“Installation of CCTV cameras in Abuja and across the country will greatly help in tracking bad incidences and bringing the culprits to book. There is a lot to be done but I must commend government over what it has done so far.”
Edited by Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu