Lagos to fast-track adoption of eGovernment, says Hamzat

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has assured that his administration will provide the needed leadership to fast-track the process that will lead to the full adoption of eGovernment.

Speaking yesterday at the Year 2020 Nigeria eGovernment Summit, with the theme ‘COVID-19: Impetus for accelerated eGoverance adoption in Ikeja, the governor who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, stated that the government will continue to drive the process by sustaining investment in Information Technology infrastructure and partnership with all stakeholders including IT professionals in the private sector.

He said: “Given the global shift from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state government has deployed innovation and technology strategies in rendering e-government services. The ongoing pandemic has broadened our knowledge of the significant role technology could play in the life of every human being as most people have adopted the online means of going about their daily activities”.

Earlier in his welcome address, the convener of the event, Engr. Lanre Ajayi, tasked the government to take advantage of Information Technology by driving governance with technology, adding that online transactions and limited face-to-face contact between government and citizens will limit corruption.