Nigerian Army goes ‘paperless’
London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Army has gone paperless with the inauguration on Monday of a platform, tagged `Nigerian Army Secured Information Platform (NASIP)’ for information sharing and paperless interactions among its departments, formations, and units.
Speaking during the inauguration, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, said “This platform is able to provide secure emailing with end-to-end encryption functions within customised web domain and revolutionary integration with text, voice and video chat and conferencing.
“Additionally, it also enables sharing of calendars and allotment of tasks for error-proof planning and task delegation.
“The system is custom built to provide real-time collaboration between departments, formations and units.’’
Buratai advised commanders of formation and unit commanders to task their staff to begin using the platform immediately, saying that personnel from all formations have been given practical training on how to navigate the user-friendly application.
“I hope that with this initiative, the era of a paperless Nigerian army has come to stay,’’ he added
The platform will initially accommodate 350 users, but is to be expanded to accommodate more users in the second phase.
With a storage capacity of 500 terabytes and backup storage of 112 terabytes, the platform’s server according to available information is located in the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command (NACWC).
Buratai said major requirements considered before the acquisition of the platform was security and speed, among others.
With the platform up and running, all the army social media accounts would be accessed through the platform. NAN