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Our e-governance drive will improve service delivery, says Obaseki

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
13 October 2021   |   2:55 am
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, said his administration’s adoption of e-governance will improve service delivery in the state’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Oluwole Iyamu (left); Governor Godwin Obaseki and Chairman, Zinox Technology Limited, Leo Stan Ekeh, after signing an agreement for the provision of laptops for the transformation of the state civil service at the Government House, Benin City… yesterday.<br />

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, said his administration’s adoption of e-governance will improve service delivery in the state’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

He stated this after the state government reached an agreement with the management of Zinox Technology Limited for the provision of laptops to the transformation of the state’s public service.

“We are transforming the engine room of government, which is our public service. We have developed an e-governance platform to do this in the last year going through our systems, processes and procedures.

“We are now hiring a new generation of civil servants, training them and attracting people from the private sector to join the state government to enable us to change our service delivery,” he said.

Obaseki, who revealed that every civil servant in the state would have one computer system each, added that the state government was encouraging civil servants to own personal computers at home apart from office device.

“Our dream is to transform Edo State into a modern and progressive state. We can’t do it without technology. The successes we have made today in the state rests on the superstructure of technology.

“Technology is a global thing, but we have to also make it local and to localise technology to the global standard, we need partnerships locally, that have the same global standards. We’re lucky to have Zinox in Nigeria.

Responding, Chairman of Zinox Technology Limited, Leo Stan Ekeh, commended the Edo State Government for its transformation drive, especially in the state’s civil service.

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