Anambra State wins ICT award
In recent times, Governments around the world are making major efforts at improving the public sector and regenerating their public administration in order to make them transparent, proficient, streamlined, and more service oriented through the use and application of ICT.
The appropriate use of ICT to achieve the goals of governments for a reformed public sector and ultimately for improved economic development is what makes up e-Government.
e-Government focuses on the provision of governmental services via the use of Information Technology with the aim of enhancing the service level relationships between government and its various stakeholder groups, such as the citizen, businesses, tourists and other governmental agencies.
Anambra State has under the able leadership of His Excellency, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano empowered a focused team of professionals led by a renowned Computer Scientist in the person of Hon Chinedu Emeka, PhD , the Commissioner of Mineral Resources, Science and Technology. One of the achievements of this team has been the development of the Anambra State e-Government implementation strategy.
The effective design and implementation of Anambra State e-Government strategy has resulted in the State emerging the FIRST RUNNER-UP STATE IN e-GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA as assessed by the National Council On Communications Technology, Federal Ministry of Communications on the 27th November, 2017. The award which was presented by the Honorable Minister of Communications, Barr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu is a significant feat considering the fact that Governor Willie Obiano established an ICT department for the State from scratch, barely 2 years ago.
Anambra, has come from zero to Second position, Nationwide, behind only Lagos State which has been the most massive investor in this field for several years.
This accolade has indeed brought Anambra State to the limelight in e-GOVERNMENT deployment in Nigeria