The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday revealed a technology application to facilitate tracing contacts of people infected with COVID-19.
While revealing the software in Abuja, Group General Manager, Information Technology Division (ITD), Danladi Inuwa, noted that the development was part of NNPC’s contribution to curb the spread of the pandemic in its formations and government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
He disclosed this in a statement issued by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru.
“The contacts tracing solution is ready for deployment and all the technical testing had been done and the solution ready to go live. NNPC’s locations would be covered by the novel application, which would reveal all information about persons visiting any official.
“And should there be any medical challenges, the NNPC Medical Team would be able to track all contacts from the information at the database and advise properly,” the statement added.
He explained this new application will be used by members of staff to register their private visitors in their homes, and also enable the workforce to adapt to the ‘new normal’ way of living.
In addition, Inuwa mentioned that the corporation had employed online methods in the purchase of petroleum products to reduce human contacts in business transactions at the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) during COVID-19.
He also stated that the corporation has introduced an application also known as customer express. This is to be used by marketers to register and validate Bulk purchases agreement within a short period of one week and it also allows the corporation to track products that are being imported, transported and sold all the time.