Nigeria’s state-owned oil company, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday revealed that it had received about 34 bids from different companies for the digitisation of its legacy documents .
The NNPC wants to digitalise decades old documents currently stored as paper files in several of its locations nationwide and abroad. The company said this was in line with global best practices.
“I am happy that there is much show of interest in this process. The process is going to be transparent from the beginning to the end, and we want the best yield in terms of value addition and best services, and this was why the bid tender was extended to 12 weeks,” Group General Manager, Information and Technology Division, NNPC, Mr. Danladi Inuwa, represented by General Manager Applications, Mr. Kunle Osobu,
NNPC claims that the bid opening was conducted in the presence of civic society organisations in Abuja as well as the representatives of the bid firms. They did not provide details on how many Nigerian firms participated in the bid. The value of the bids was also not disclosed as at the time of preparing this report.