By Lucy Ogalue
The Italian Technological Partners and Solution Providers, have expressed readiness to partner the Nigerian government to drive the Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN).
The Head of the team, Prof. Vincenzo Naso, said this in a congratulatory letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, on his re-election, a copy of which was made available to BRISIN office in Abuja
BRISIN is an integrated system for the collection, storage and distribution of information to support the management of the economy.
It aims at bringing developmental and economic growth in the country through the use of data collection of people and other relevant information and the data received will be used to plan for the management of the nation’s resources.
The project was initiated by the President Olusegun Obasanjo administration, while the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration inaugurated a Technical Committee for its implementation.
The President Buhari’s led administration is currently implementing the project.
Dermo Impex is the Italian organisation that signed agreement with Nigerian government for the institution and implementation of BRISIN.
Nas while congratulating the president, also urged government to support the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Disability, Dr Samuel Ankeli, that is changing the aspect of disability in the country.
“ Our team is ready to work by your side to see Nigeria through to the next level and this can only be possible with correct coordination by the head of the administration in Nigeria.
“We are at your disposal to work with National Technical / Implementation Committee for your development objectives.
“ One of our team’s goal is to verify that all countries where Nigerians migrate to are willing to finance BRISIN and I hope you will enjoy working with us.
“ The FCT pilot phase of BRISIN is taking off with special attention to disability data bank and creation of instruments for managing various aspects of the economy and the opportunities BRISIN will produce.
“The recruitment of 5000 workers for the pilot is on the process and would be completed very soon after which training will start in Nigeria and Italy,’’ Nas said.
On the importance of BRISIN, Nas said it would strengthen not only Nigeria data and information system but would create international credibility and build strong economy for the country.
He said:“ Its support is beyond the functionality of data base as it will ensure development through extensive training that will act as a point of reference for the future.
“This new administrative management tool in Nigeria will increase the attractiveness of foreign investments.
The contribution that BRISIN can offer to job creation both direct and indirect and on the large area of related industries is also very important
BRISIN will also be financed with funds available today in Italy, EU, donors and many other countries where it has been the base foundation of their development.”(NAN)