KOICA to invest $8.5m on egovernment training facility in nigeria

Adebayo Shittu

Adebayo Shittu

The Federal government is set to harness millions of dollars investments from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The Korean global agency is investing $8.56 million USD for the implementation of eGovernment training facilities in Nigeria.

The collaboration with the Korean Government, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek gathered will enhance Nigeria’s capability for efficiency, transparency and accountability in governance, with its attendant benefits trickling down to the masses.

Barrister Adebayo Shittu, ‎minister of Communications, who led a 14-man delegation to this year’s 10- day High-Level Capacity Building for e-GOVERNMENT in Nigeria Benchmarking Invitational Program, made these disclosures in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday.

The Invitational Program, designed for senior government officials was put together by KOICA.

The Korean global agency is investing $8.56 million USD for the implementation of the project.

The project has three components :Establishing an e- Government Master Plan (ii)Capacity Development Programme (CDP) and (iii) Establishing an e- Government Training Center in Nigeria.

According to a statement by Victor Oluwadamilare, ‎ minister’s Special Assistant on Media, the expectations of Barrister Shittu is geared towards ensuring that Nigeria makes the best use of the opportunity of e- Government to increase the nation’s capability for efficiency, transparency and accountability in governance.

This, he averred, is in tandem with the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari,in his desire to turn around the fortunes of the country in laying a new and enduring foundation for a better future for the masses of our people.

The Minister while addressing the course participants, congratulated them for their doggedness in the service of their fatherland.

He admonished them on the need to take a full advantage of the Korean Government’s gesture in taking new initiatives that will impact the way “our people are governed and propel Nigeria to greatness that will give the needed impetus to the Change Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari”.

The participants include the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Permanent Secretaries, National Assembly members and others.‎

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