- Veröffentlicht: 08. Dezember 2020
Government officials and Information Technology experts have identified the crucial role technology play in driving government processes.
The stakeholders, who spoke at Nigeria eGovernment Summit in Lagos, said when the technology was deployed in regulatory processes, transparency and accountability would be achieved.
Addressing the theme ‘COVID-19: Impetus for accelerated e-Governance adoption’ the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Muhammad Nami, said the pandemic had exposed the importance of technology in trade and education.
Nami, who was represented by the Coordinating Director, FIRS, Mr Femi Oluwaniyi, said technology adoption by businesses could increase customer satisfaction and create new jobs.
He said, “We can surely use ICT to transform Nigeria into a competitive business hub. Adoption of ICT will increase competitiveness of SMEs and help them to grow the economy.”
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Kadri Hamzat, highlighted the plans of the state government to ensure Internet access was accessible and affordable to residents.
He reiterated the commitment of the government to sustain investment in Information Technology infrastructure in partnership with all stakeholders including IT professionals in the private sector.
According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions associated with it have enabled the state government to deploy innovation and technology strategies in rendering e-government services.
Hamzat noted that the pandemic had revealed the significant role technology in the life of every human being as most people had adopted the online platform for their day-to-day activities.
The convener of the summit, Lanre Ajayi, stated that online payments and limited physical interactions between government agencies and citizens would reduce bottlenecks and address corruption.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Ife Ogunfuwa
Quelle/Source: The Punch, 01.12.2020