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Title:Towards a new information management culture in the Nigerian public sector
Author:Ehikhamenor, F.A.ISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:civil service
information technology
Abstract:Poor management of information resources in the Nigerian public service remains a serious constraint. There is no effective mechanism for the collection, processing, storage, and release of relevant information. There is hardly any consciousness of the need to adopt a systematic approach to information management; nor is there any concrete evidence of the awareness of the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in national development and global economic and political relations. Inspiration should be drawn from that aspect of the Vision 2010 programme on ICT that envisages the establishment in Nigeria by the year 2010 of a suitable and efficient information system. For this to occur, a new orientation in information management should be initiated and should include a programme for the education of policymakers in the public service to make them more conscious of the value of information storage, utilization and management. A national policy is required to set clear guidelines on matters of information technology and infrastructure. An organizational structure for effective information utilization in the public service is also urgently needed. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]