Ready to improve its service delivery, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has embarked on the preservation and digital archiving of its important and historic achievements.
In this regard, the Authority has launched a capacity building project aimed at developing strategies to make the NPA highly relevant, now and for many years to come.
This will involve the publication, documentation and archiving of the achievements of the management of the NPA.
In a first tailor-made session organized by KITTR Consulting, for NPA staff, who will take the lead in the transformational stride, the lead consultant of the Saada Baba-Mohammed project, urged participants to seize the unique opportunity offered. by the Hadiza. Management led by Bala-Usman to improve their knowledge of digital preservation and archiving.
She added, âThere is no negative training. The project is expected to cover a wide range of areas from communication to documentation to archiving of documents.
I believe at the end of the year what they’re supposed to do is go back to their respective offices, see where they went wrong, then add value to it, and see how they can go from there. the front in terms of maintaining records. “
Speaking at the event, NPA Director General of Corporate and Strategic Communications Abdullahi Goje said it was not just training but also capacity building to improve delivery. services in ports.
He noted that NPA officials interact with many people from different backgrounds, hence the need for training to ensure they add value to the already existing system, adding that facilities have been set up for training, as the organization has since moved. from analog to digital.
A senior lecturer in Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr Ismail Ibraheem, said constructive engagement with key stakeholders requires the NPA to adopt the necessary infrastructure and architecture. the preservation and archiving of documents important for present use as well as for posterity.
Ibraheem, who spoke of âCommunicating Effectively with Key and Critical Stakeholders,â noted: âWe live in a brutal and ruthless world of shared experience accentuated by the pervasive presence of media and globalization.
It is therefore imperative to develop as an organization in the image that you want the world to see you. This is why documentation, archiving and digital preservation are imperative.
Similarly, UniLag’s Senior Librarian, Dr Ngozi Ukachi, who is also President of the Information Technology Section of the Nigerian Library Association, spoke of âdigital preservation of archival documentsâ.
She argued that the training would allow the NPA to store old documents to meet the needs of information seekers, who want them to be available and accessible on the go in the digital age.
Noting that the world is now one huge electronic space, she added that the training would equip NPA staff with the knowledge and skills to preserve and archive useful and valuable documents in the digital age.
She urged the NPA and similar organizations to follow the lead of higher institutions, which have developed repositories for storing digital archival documents.