By Sarauniya Usman, Abuja
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA),says usage of Block-Chain technology, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will positively transform the activities of the sector.
The Director General/CEO, NITDA,Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi,made this remarks when members of the Nigeria Shippers’ Council led by its Executive Secretary, Hassan Bello,
paid a courtesy visit to NITDA corporate headquarters in Abuja.
According to Him Block-Chain technology, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will assist in the digital technical transformation of the maritime sector.
Kashifu,stated that with Information Technology(IT) deployment in the maritime sector, there will be efficiency and more revenue generation.
He said that Block-Chain technology can be used for tracking and tracing, trade tracing, supply chain, training and many more.
He added that,” infusion of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in the ports will bring about little or no human efforts with great result”.
“We are optimistic that the usage of Block-Chain technology, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will positively transform the activities of the sector”.
The NITDA boss said for the NSC to get the best possible outcome, the council needs to look at its business architecture to identify the gaps in other to know where they are currently and where they want to be.
“The process flow and head hunt is required in other to look for people with the prerequisite skills to help get to where they want to be”.
Nigeria Shippers’Council, Hassan Bello,said the purpose of the visit was to seek technical assistance to ensure that the maritime sector, especially the ports in Nigeria are fully digitalised for efficiency so as to key into the pursuit of a Digital Nigeria.
Bello,stated that transformation in the maritime sector is beyond technology alone, it has to cut across the people, the process and then the technology”.