E-Governance: Government of Nigeria announces automation of governance process
The successive government in the country have recognized the need to use ICT to transform governance but implementation has been with mixed results.
The federal government of Nigeria has announced to automate the entire government processes with the development of an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).
According to the Minister of Communication, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, the EDMS might automate the entire processes in the governance by making the government to be more transparent, effectual in offering services to the natives, which is in-line with the goal of Open Government Partnership (OGP).
According to him, the Successive government in the country have recognized the need to use ICT to transform governance but implementation has been with mixed results.
"The Successive government inside the United States of America has recognized the need to use ICT to transform governance however implementation has been with mixed effects. He said, "The modern-day management has given a new impetus to it through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The plan envisages a discount of fee of governance and leveraging era to improve public service shipping thru the implementation of e-Government across MDAs," stated Adebayo.
Furthermore, the e-Government master plan that was developed by the Ministry is at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) pending for approval. It is a wide-ranging policy, which would be used by the government in re-engineering the e-Government agenda of the Ministry with a view to directing the holistic and citizen-centric deployment of ICT in governance.
He also highlighted that ICT Roadmap, which was recently approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), provides an outline for the development of the ICT sector for the next three years. It also provides paths and initiatives, which would transform the sector when implemented.