Minister of Communications Technology, Mr. Adebayo Shittu

Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The government of South Korea, through its International Development Agency (KOICA), has earmarked $8.56 million for the implementation of the federal government’s e-governance framework due to commence soon.

Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare, Special Assistant to the Minister of Communications Technology, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, said in a statement made available to the media in Abuja on behalf of his principal that the collaboration with the Korean government will enhance Nigeria’s capability for efficiency, transparency and accountability in governance.

The statement added that the collaboration will have a beneficial trickle-down effects on the masses.

Shittu, who is presently in Seoul, capital of South Korea, is the the head of a 14-man delegation to this year’s 10- day high level capacity building initiative for e-governance in Nigeria and to on a benchmarking invitational Programme the Koreans known to have successful deployed e-governance framework to accelerated its rapid economic development

The statement reads: “The Invitational Program, designed for senior government officials was put together by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).The Korean global agency is investing $8.56 million USD for the implementation of the project.”

According to the statement, the project which has three components will focus on establishing an e- government master plan, capacity development programme (CDP) and establishing an e- government training center in Nigeria.

The e-governance initiative which commenced in 2014, 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.

“The entire project 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.”

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