The Nigerian Communication Commission, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, and Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria, in partnership with DigiServe Network Services are set for this year’s Nigeria e-government summit.
The summit which would be held in September would be headlined by speakers such as the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Farouk Ahmed; Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; and the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta.
While speaking on the summit, themed, ‘Promoting e-government in election year for improved governance,’ the Executive Chairman, DigiServe Network Services, Lanre Ajayi, said, “The election year, which is the time when a lot of attention is paid to governance issues, is a perfect time to promote e-government to the ruling class and the general public. It is in this consideration that we have chosen ‘Promoting e-government in election year for improved governance’ as the theme for this year’s Nigeria e-government summit 2022.
“E-governance which is the adoption of technology in government processes and service delivery, makes government service delivery efficient and cost effective. It introduces transparency in governance and builds trust between the government and the governed. This year’s edition, which is the fourth in the series, will not only serve to promote e-government but will also focus on how governments can deploy and deepen technologies in service delivery.
“Technology service providers will share their knowledge, invited agencies of government at federal and state levels will showcase use cases of e-government in their domains, while international experts will share with us international best practices and use cases.”