The Federal Government is ready to strengthen its digital economy policy with effective websites at various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mudtapha made this known in his keynote address at the Official Release of the Evaluation Results.
While adding, the administration was reforming the civil service to reinforce the values of digital technology.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) who was represented by, Mr. David Adejoh, a Permanent secretary from the office of the SGF noted that Buhari’s administration had initiated policies that will drive the country’s digital economy.
He further stated that it has become mandatory for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to have a strong online presence with a reliable websites.
According to him, Federal government is working to tackle the challenges of cybersecurity so that the digital economy drive of the nation would not be punctured.
” it behooves on all institutions as government’s engine room to put up a standardised website capable of meeting both the business and service need of the public. As you may be aware the score card is an important index of government’s e-master plan for determining the Nigerian e-governmnt agenda.
” The perception is that when MDAs websites are fully established, it will help to improve access to government information, facilitate access to services online, reduce man to man contact with opportunities of limiting corruption in public financial transactions.
” Most importantly it will curb Internet scam, especially and including identity theft associated with websites”, he noted.
Meanwhile, the Minister of the Federal capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said his administration had keyed into the opportunities in the digital world to gain a better platform for effective service delivery.
The Minister who was represented by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola noted that FCT administration had taken advantage of the opportunities available in the digital world to reposition public service.
The website of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) came first, that of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Control ( NAFDAC) and the Ministry of Works and Housing came second and third respectively.