Ericsson, Galaxy backbone ink partnership on public service reforms
Galaxy Backbone, the Information and Communications Technology shared services provider for the Federal Government on Monday sealed an agreement with Ericsson to design and deploy ICT based solutions and services towards achieving an efficient public sector in the country.
The partnership which was signed in Abuja by both parties is part of efforts by the Federal Government to leverage on ICT for job creation, improved security, economic diversification and social inclusion.
Speaking at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, Mr Yusuf Kazaure, chief executive officer, Galaxy Backbone, said the pact is also aimed at supporting the government’s vision to deploy e-Government as a tool to improving governance and efficiency in the delivery of quality public services.
He said, “The transformative role of ICT for improved delivery of public services has become quite significant and in Nigeria, Galaxy is at the forefront in terms of the provision of the infrastructure and services that empower federal ministries, state departments and government agencies to achieve their mandates through better service delivery to the citizens they serve.”
He said under the terms of the partnership spanning three years, Ericsson will serve as advisor, systems integrator and implementation partner for ICT based solutions and services covering the transport, utility and safety, and security sectors of the economy.
Mr Johan Jemdahl, managing director, Ericsson Nigeria, said based on the deal, Ericsson would also manage all deployed solutions and services while building capacity within Galaxy Backbone government parastals.
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