EU, Cross River sign N1.3b ICT MoU project

[FILE] Cross River State governor Professor Ben Ayade

Cross River State government with support from European Union (EU) has awarded a N1.3bn contract to Counterhouse Limited for the upgrade and re-implementation of the State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) of State and Local Government Reform Project (SLOGOR).

Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the Commissioner for International Donor Corporation, Mr. Francis Etta said the project was aimed at addressing the state’s financial operations with ease.

He added that the project was also targeted at adopting a long-term strategy where Information and Communication Technology would be integrated into the operations of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Counterhouse Limited, Mr. Rotimi Olugbohungbe, assured of delivering the project in two weeks immediately necessary things are put in place. He commended Governor Ben Ayade for choosing to digitalise the state operation.

Speaking earlier before signing the MOU on behalf of the state government, the State Coordinator of SLOGOR, Mr. Joseph Imbufe, disclosed that the National Project Coordinating Unit (NPCU) of SLOGOR had engaged the services of expert consultants to provide technical and quality assurance support towards the project’s success.

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