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Lagos announces Microsoft e-governance deal

15 October 2013, 11:57Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos – The Lagos State Government said it had secured the services of major software firm, Microsoft, which will culminate in the company training 100 personnel from the region ahead of the implementation of its e-governance project.

According to the governor, Babatunde Fashola, the deal with Microsoft encompasses all e-governance platforms including the implementation of a citizen relationship management platform using existing call centre infrastructure, provision of information technology infrastructure to support Lagos State's health insurance initiative and information technology skills development among others.

The premier said the deal also makes provision for a private cloud for Lagos State, based on Microsoft technology.

Fashola said the personnel Microsoft will train would work with various government agencies in using information and communications technologies to enhance service delivery in the region.

He said through the e-governance platform, the state would deliver quality services to the public using smartphones and other mobile devices while enabling the administration to monitor the performance of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in discharging their duties.

Fashola said that the project would also assist the state government monitor all its projects, especially those around the medium term budgetary objectives of Power, Agriculture, Transportation and Housing.

The e-governance initiatives are expected to commence in April next year.

– CAJ News


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