BRISIN’s operations will take governance closer to Nigerians


Dr Anthony Uwa, Head of Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN)


Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN) says implementation of the programme and provision of credible data to the Federal Government and its agencies will tackle unemployment, improve lives and take governance closer to Nigerians.

Co-ordinator of the scheme Dr Anthony Uwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja that the implementation of BRISIN would ensure daily collection and storage of credible data from the various wards to be used by government agencies to improve the lives of people.

Uwa gave assurance that BRISIN was not in conflict with any government agency responsible for collecting data for the country.

According to Uwa, when the data is collected and stored in the data bank, any MDA that requires it will be assured of real time data to run its affairs for the good of Nigerians.

He said with such data, there would also be no need for lobbying for projects at the National Assembly as the system would provide clear and true picture of what was needed in the various wards.

Uwa said BRISIN would also tackle the issue of unemployment in the country by providing information on the number of people that are employed, unemployed and those qualified to be employed.

He said BRISIN would create a medium where artisans from different sectors would be identified and properly trained by the government to contribute to the growth of the nation’s GDP.

On the on-going recruitment, Uwa said the 5,000 personnel to be recruited were just for the FCT pilot phase, adding that more Nigerians would be employed subsequently.

He said: “When you consider the six Area Councils, 62 wards, and the central city, you will realise that it requires a lot of personnel.

“So we are going to employ more; this is just the pilot phase and we could have up to 10 million people employed within the number of years that BRISIN will run.”

NAN reports that BRISIN is an integrated system that collects, stores and distributes information to support management of the country’s economy. (NAN)

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