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NCC, Galaxy Backbone, Many Others to Boost e-Government Adoption

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Given the need for government at the federal, state and local levels to be easily accessible online in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery to citizens in the digital era, industry players such as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Galaxy Backbone, among others, will be promoting e-Government adoption at the 2021 Nigeria e-Government Summit, scheduled to hold September 29, 2021 at the Sheraton Hotel in LagosWith the theme; ‘eGovernment Adoption in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges’, the organisers, DigiServe Network Services Limited,said the event would discuss the need to reposition government agencies and parastatals to enable them take advantage of advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve service delivery to Nigerians.

DigiServe Network is partnering NCC, FIRS, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), to promote adoption of e-Government across government agencies.

The Executive Chairman, DigiServe Network Services, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, said this year’s summit would focus on opportunities and challenges of eGovernment adopttion in Nigeria.According to Ajayi, “With the advent of democracy, expectations of citizens from governments are higher. Citizens rate their governments largely on how efficient and effective government services are delivered to them. e-Government, which is essentially about deployment of technologies in government processes and service delivery to citizens, provides immense opportunities for governments to deliver services to citizens in a most effective and efficient manner.”

The eGovernment Summit 2021, which is the third edition, will propose policies, strategies and solutions required by governments to deepen technologies into their

service delivery processes. Invited agencies of government at federal and state levels will showcase use cases of eGovernment in their domains, while international experts will share international best practices and use cases of eGovernment in selected countries, Ajayi further said.

The earlier editions of the Nigeria eGovernment Summit, recorded huge success with participation of high-level delegates with quality presentations.

For this year edition, experts and top government officials from various agencies of government, have been invited to share their experiences. The summit promises to be educative and informative, providing lots of opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking.

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