On Wednesday, September 29, at the e-Government summit, the federal government and other industry stakeholders partnered to enhance efficiency and service delivery through e-Government adoption.
Present at the event were industry players like, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Galaxy Backbone, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),among others.
DigiServe Network Services Limited, in partnership with NCC, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), FIRS and Association of Licensed Telephone Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) were some of the organizers.
The focus of the summit was to reiterate the need for repositioning of government agencies and parastatals in order for them to adopt advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve service delivery to Nigerians.
The Summit, being its third edition, also proposed strategies, policies and solutions required by governments to enhance their service delivery processes through recent technology.
Speaking at the event, the EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said the e-Governance is an essential component of the Digital Economy.
His representative, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Barr Adewolu Adeleke, stated that the summit showed collective commitment to the realization of the full potential of Nigeria’s Digital Economy.
The NCC in collaboration with other Stakeholders, has been working tirelessly to facilitate the growth of e-Governance as well as other critical Economy objectives throughout Nigeria, he said.
In his words, “We unveiled our Strategic Vision Plan (SVP 2021-2025) recently. The plan enables us to align our efforts with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) more effectively while applying best global practices.
“Leveraging on the successes we achieved under our previous SVP, we intend to proliferate digital platforms to enable digital inclusion in Nigeria by repositioning not just the commission, but the entire industry”
Also speaking at the event, Muhammad Mamman Nami, Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) noted that the private and public sector as well as educational institutions have experienced change due to technological advancement that has reformed global rules and regulations and growth damages of cities among others.
Nami who was represented by Group Lead, Digital Support Group at FIRS, Chiaka Ben-Obi, said the adoption of the eGovernment policy is timely for the government and its ministries as well as its departments and agencies, especially with the way they interact with stakeholders, and that it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Sharing his FIRS experience, he said: “I must say that the FIRS will not be left behind in this way of transformation. Hence it has been finding innovative ways to tackle the demands by re-engineering its processes and adopting developing technologies to improve taxpayer experience, increase revenue generation capability, strengthen the institution and economic development of Nigeria.”
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