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FIRS, NCC, Galaxy Backbone to promote e-Govt adoption

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The Federal Government and other industry stakeholders have partnered to increase efficiency and service delivery through e-Government adoption.

Specifically, industry players such as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Galaxy Backbone, among others, will be promoting e-Government adoption at the 2021 Nigeria e-Government Summit, scheduled to hold September 29, 2021, at Sheraton Hotel in Lagos. 
  
With the theme ‘e-Government Adoption in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges’, the organisers, DigiServe Network Services Limited, in partnership with NCC, FIRS, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Association of Licensed Telephone Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), said the event would discuss the need to reposition government agencies and parastatals to enable them to take advantage of advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve service delivery to Nigerians.

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The Executive Chairman, DigiServe Network Services, Lanre Ajayi, said this year’s summit would focus on opportunities and challenges of e-Government adoption in Nigeria.
   
Ajayi: “With the advent of democracy, expectations of citizens from governments are higher. Citizens rate their governments largely on how efficient and effective government services are delivered to them. e-Government, which is essentially about the deployment of technologies in government processes and service delivery to citizens, provides immense opportunities for governments to deliver services to citizens most effectively and efficiently.”

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The e-Government Summit 2021, which is the third edition, will propose policies, strategies and solutions required by governments to deepen technologies into their service delivery processes. Invited agencies of government at federal and state levels will showcase use cases of e-Government in their domains, while international experts will share international best practices and use cases of e-Government in selected countries, Ajayi further said. 
  
The earlier editions of the Nigeria eGovernment Summit recorded huge success with the participation of high-level delegates with quality presentations. 
   
For this year’s edition, experts and top government officials from various agencies of government have been invited to share their experiences. The summit promises to be exciting, educative and informative, providing lots of opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. 
  
“We are confident that the Nigeria e-Government Summit 2021, like the earlier editions, will add huge value to participants, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors,” Ajayi said, adding that more information about the summit could be accessed on its website, egovernment.ng.

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