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Nigeria improves UN development ranking

27 June 2014, 07:31Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Nigeria has improved in the latest United Nations e-Government Development rankings by moving up by 21 points to 141 out of 193 countries.

The country also ranked 97th in the e-Participation index, an improvement of 22 points up from 75 in 2012.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Communication Technology led by Omobola Jonhson, the upward movement of Nigeria in the 2014 ranking is a welcome development that shows progress is being made in the efforts of the Nigerian Government through the Ministry of Communication Technology to enable and promote e-governance in the country.
The statement added that the Ministry was promoting ICT in Government-by facilitating e-Government, which enhances transparency, efficiency, productivity and citizen engagement.

“This has led to the implementation of two flagship projects, namely the Government Service Portal (GSP) and Government Contact Centre (GCC)”.
It said the ‘Getting Government Online’ initiative by the Ministry was geared at ensuring that government deployed technology as a mechanism to transform the way government operated and enhanced the effectiveness of government service delivery for the benefit of its citizens.

“The Government Service Portal (GSP) provides a single window technology access by citizens and other stakeholders to government services being provided by various Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs.

It is multi-featured and includes collaborative channels that deliver core content management capabilities”.
Nigeria was ranked 162 in 2012.

- CAJ News

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