Govt collaborates with S’Korea on $8.56m eGovt initiative


Adebayo Shittu

Adebayo Shittu

The Federal Government has said that it will be partnering the South Korea on eGovernment initiative.

The collaboration with the Korean Government is expected to enhance Nigeria’s capability for efficiency, transparency and accountability in governance, with its attendant benefits trickling down to the masses.

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, in Seoul, South Korea, disclosed this yesterday.

Shittu led a 14-man delegation to this year’s 10-day High Level Capacity Building for e-Government in Nigeria on a benchmarking invitational program by the South Korean Government.

The Invitational Program, designed for senior government officials was put together by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The Korean global agency is investing $8.56 million for the implementation of the project.

The project has three components, which are establishing an e- Government Master Plan; Capacity Development Programme (CDP) and Establishing an eGovernment Training Center in Nigeria.

According to a statement by the Minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Victor Oluwadamilare, the expectations of Shittu is geared towards ensuring that Nigeria makes the best use of the opportunity of eGovernment to increase the nation’s capability for efficiency, transparency and accountability in governance.

This, he averred, is in tandem with the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari, in his desire to turn around the fortunes of the country in laying a new and enduring foundation for a better future for the masses of our people.

The minister, while addressing the course participants, admonished them on the need to take a full advantage of the Korean Government’s gesture in taking new initiatives that will impact the way our people are governed and propel Nigeria to greatness that will give the needed impetus to the Change Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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