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Dienstag, 4.10.2022
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Lagos State Government is planning to open a portal for project management report, to improve accountability and transparency of projects and programmes.

The portal, when fully built, will enable seamless interaction among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and between government and the citizenry.

The electronic platform called ‘Lagos State Project Management Report Tracker’, which is still at a work-in-progress status, was revealed during the opening of a two-day validation and presentation workshop for the 25 MDAs selected for the pilot phase for the platform, organised by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, through its Monitoring and Evaluation Department, in collaboration with an I.T consultant, The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Economic Planning and Budget, Aare Bayo Sodade, who represented Economic Planning and Budget Commissioner Mr. Sam Egube, said the opening of the portal was to digitise the pre-payment certification as well as to enable citizens have access to government projects and programmes in real-time.

He said the state had been on the e-governance journey since 1999 when the Ministry of Science and Technology was created, noting that government activities had undergone innovative processes for efficient service delivery with the deployment of technology.

He added that the Minis try of Economic Planning and Budget had contributed to the digital Ecosystem such as the EKO 360 – a smart data initiative to drive the smart city project for a faster and safer access to information.

Listing the objective and benefits of the portal, Mr. Tumi Adeyemi of Mydes Lynk Partners said: “The platform allows the citizens to have access to information on government projects and programmes and holding the government accountable. The portal will enable automation of data collection processes; real-time access to remote data on status of projects being executed by the state for easy access and reference purposes by any of the relevant stakeholders.”

Welcoming participants and stakeholders to the workshop, the permanent secretary of the ministry represented by the Director of Budget, Mr. Ibrahim Obajomo, urged representatives of MDAs to make contributions and seek clarifications on the innovation towards charting a new beginning in digitisation of project management


Quelle/Source: The Nation, 04.08.2022

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