The managing director of Havilah Group, publisher of the recently launched biography, Hadizatu U. Mustapha: from Chief Warden to the Supreme Court, Mr. Lanre Adesuyi charged individuals and businesses in Nigeria to embrace the global trend of effective records management to keep pace with the new world of work and the preservation of historic records.
He gave the charge in Abuja during the unveiling of the career biography of former Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Hajiya Hadizatu Mustapha. He revealed that his company came up with the idea to publish the book because of the convergence of professional worldviews between the subject and the Havilah Group to promote records management in Nigeria.
“As the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Hajiya Hadizatu Mustapha was instrumental in transforming the archives of the Supreme Court. The project, which was managed by Havilah Group, involved organizing all of the Court’s physical records and indexing them in a way that made the Court’s archives more user-friendly and aligned with global best practices,” a- he declared.
Adesuyi said the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it imperative for institutions and individuals to embrace the new world of work, which requires maximum use of space and digitization of records.
He said, “With automated workflow systems, we have the ability to improve business processes to capture, store, organize and deliver critical information to employees, business stakeholders and customers.”
The biography of Hajiya Mustapha, co-authored by Mr. Dotun Adekanmbi, former editor of the Business Times and Mrs. Sa’adatu Lawal-Ahmed of the Supreme Court, was unveiled by Alhaji Kashim Shettima, former Governor of the State of Borno and sitting senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District.
The Governor of Borno State, Prof. (Engr) Babagana Zulum who was represented by his Deputy Alhaji Umar Kadafur described Hajiya Mustapha as an illustrious girl from Borno State who had excelled in her calling as a jurist and of civil servant.
“Borno State will continue to celebrate her not only as a symbol of excellence in the state, but as a role model for women in Nigeria,” he said.
Mr. Dotun Adekanmbi explained that the book was written as “a motivational manual” for young people and for parents. “Its main message is that anyone can achieve real success regardless of the circumstances of their birth,” he said, adding, “The book is also for parents because the kind of system of support you get for your children will contribute a lot to how high and how fast they go through life.
Among the dignitaries present at the book launch were the wife of Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Asia El-Rufai; Justices Tijjani Abubakar and Uwani Abba Aji of the Supreme Court; Commissioner representing Borno State on the Public Complaints Commission, Hon. Yusuf Adamu and Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda.