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LAGOS INAUGURATES 13-MAN RECORD AND ARCHIVES POLICY COMMITTEE

By NBF NEWS
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The Lagos State Government on Wednesday inaugurated a 13-man committee for the state's records and archives policy as part of its efforts to preserve and manage records in the state.

Speaking at the inauguration of the members of the committee in Lagos, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, said that it became necessary to have such a body due to the modernisation of information services all over the world.

He said that there were modern systems of keeping records, which the state government would have to embrace to assist emergent state policy on regulation and control of records and archives.

He said, 'It is not just a question of entries but of documentation, preservation and management of key actions taken by all public and private authorities in their life cycles at every point.'

Members of the committee include the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe, who will act as chairman; Mrs. B.A Dapo-Thomas of the same ministry; Mr. B. Oseni-Ope (Lagos State Bureau of Statistics); Mr. O.T. Ogunnubi (Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs); Ms. S.O. Fashola (Ministry of Science and Technology) and Mr. A.A Akale of the Lagos State Judiciary.