The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has told the chief executive officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that Nigeria needs to adopt the use of ICT for the country to be transformed.
The Director General, NITDA, Dr Isa Pantami, reiterated this fact during a one-day capacity building program on e-Government for Chief Executives Officers (CEO) of Ministries, Departments and agencies in Abuja.
The workshop which took place at the Abuja International Conference Centre, Abuja was envisaged to boost the capacity of CEO in adopting the e-Government as a strategy for delivering on their mandates.
In his welcome address, the DG said that the workshop was intended to support executives in reducing the rate of failure for ICT project. He stated that the workshop will sensitize participants on Nigeria e-Government Agenda which seeks to enhance the transparency, efficiency and quality of government services.
Furthermore, Pantami stated that the success of the current administration depends a lot on how well we are able to deliver government services. Adding that the resources available are overburdened and transformative potential of ICT must be considered.
“Nigeria needs to adopt the use of ICT for the country to be transformed, citizens to be engaged, right to be protected and institutions to be strengthened.
“ICT is playing a vital role in supporting the current administration’s change agenda especially in the fight against corruption, improving security and economic transformation through diversification”, the DG said.
NITDA through its mandate seeks to promote e-government initiatives for improving National competitiveness, openness, collaboration and resource sharing.