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NITEC’16 supports Nigeria’s eGovernance plans

By Peter Ugwu
10 June 2016   |   3:32 am
Nigeria International Technology Exhibition & Conference (NITEC 2016) has been presented as credible platform for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) players ...
Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication

Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication

Nigeria International Technology Exhibition & Conference (NITEC 2016) has been presented as credible platform for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) players to lend support a course towards achieving the country’s e-Governance Master Plan 2020,

Shortly after he assumed office Barrister Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications, shared the deep sense of urgency the Federal Government feels towards the implementation e-Government Master Plan by 2020, which is a key blueprint for improving the delivery of public sector services using technology.

The e-Government Master Plan developed by the Federal Ministry of Communications, according to Shittu, remains a compendium of an essential blueprint of modalities and protocols for the adoption of e-Government best practices, across the Federal Civil Service.

Under the plan, all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are embracing the e-Government Plan, the Minister said.

“I must, most earnestly, share with you the deep sense of urgency that I, and the entire Ministry of Communications, feel as per the importance of the e-Government Master Plan 2020”, Shittu told attendees at the Stakeholders Engagement Workshop on e-Government Master Plan 2020, recently.

Speaking on subject, Ehi Braimah, managing director/CEO of Neo Media & Marketing, said that, NITEC’s relevance to the course cannot be overemphasized, especially in furthering the conversation and help the President Muhammad Buhari led Government to leverage new innovations, and grow the economy.

He said, “Yes, such transformation drive will engender an information-rich government while invoking new contractor agreement between the Government and the citizens on clear principles for further digitization of government, in particular for Services provided to citizens and businesses.

“The immediate gains we expect are such as compulsory adoption of e-invoicing for government departments, e-procurement, and social rights and tariffs will be granted automatically. At that point social justice would have returned and government would have curried public flavor too.