The National Judicial Council (NJC), Abuja, on Thursday unveiled the online real time verification platform for retired Federal Judicial and some non-judicial officers on its payroll, as well as the online enrollment for retiring Federal judiciary staff.
In his address at the official take-off of the project, Executive Secretary, National Judicial Council, Ahmed Gambo Saleh, said the launch was a testimony to the fact that his dream for information technology driven judiciary “is surely becoming a reality”.
Represented at the event by Soji Oye, Director, Information NJC, Saleh disclosed that the pension department of the NJC is not left out in his initiative as most of the processes and operations have been automated.
The NJC boss said the apex judicial body had in the past few years championed a complete technological transformation of the court systems and processes placing much more premium on audio-visual court sittings and e-filing of processes.
Earlier, the Director, Pensions, NJC, Georginia Obingene, said the initiative was aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the pensions department of the council.
She hinted that the NJC conducts annual verification exercise and for these categories of officers who are spread across all the states of the federation including FCT, so as to re-validate their bio-metric data and ensure integrity and reliability of the pension records.
With the challenge, Director said the NJC was faced with no option than to leverage on Information Technology to accomplish these tasks and to also key-in to the recent automation initiatives of the NJC.