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ICT Minister upbeat at success of Master Plan

24 February 2015, 07:57 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The e-government Master Plan that government is implementing will culminate in the use of information and communications technology to enhance service delivery to citizens, Minister of Communication Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson, has said.

Speaking at the 2015 edition of Social Media Week in Lagos, she said the Master Plan established a holistic framework guiding the implementation of e-government in the country and facilitated predictability and confidence in the sector.  

She enumerated the benefits of technology to include improved service delivery, cost savings, improved economic development, enhancing transparency, accountability and improved public administration.

Also Read:Lagos police receive ICT centre

She reiterated that the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology was promoting the implementation and use of shared infrastructure within Federal Government not only reduce proliferation of IT networks and assets across Federal Government MDAs but to also increase standardisation and uniformity results in cost savings in various areas.

The minister also disclosed that the Ministry's Getting Government Online Initiative is increasing the adoption and use of ICTs by Federal Government Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

She said Nigeria currently ranked 141 out of 193 countries in the e-Government Development Index.

- CAJ News

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