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FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, (FEC) APPROVES A NATIONAL POLICY ON VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENTS IN FEDERAL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a National Policy on Virtual Engagements in Federal Public Institutions, in line with the culture of “the New Normal” lifestyle occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mallam Isa Pantami, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to him, the approval followed a joint memorandum submitted to the Council by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, as well as the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

Mallam Pantami said: “in January 2020 the world was taken by surprise with the emergence of the Coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared as a global health challenge.

He said now, virtual engagements are becoming the new normal.

He added that “It is because of this that they came up with a memo that will institutionalize virtual engagements in federal public institutions to make sure that even after COVID-19, virtual engagement is recognized by the Federal Government as medium of communication.”

The minister expressed optimism that the policy, when fully operational, would minimize government spending on public functions and check corrupt practices in Ministries, Departments

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