By Akeem Abas
Ibadan – Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday launched e-governance initiative to promote fast, efficient and service-oriented process of governance in the state.
The governor launched the initiative at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre in the governor’s office in Ibadan.
Ajimobi said that technological innovation would help government do things faster and improve the job and processes of governance.
He said that the state was migrating from paper governance to e-governance.
“Information is key, knowledge and power. The ability to manipulate the power is essential and that is why we are launching this today.
“All ministries, departments and agencies of government should now migrate from manual or paper system to automated form of governance,’’ he said.
The governor said that his administration was about turning the state into a technological hub, adding that it was the reason for the establishment of the Technical University, Oyo State.
According to him, “I know Lagos and some other states have started it but we can still improve on what they have done.
“We are going to establish a training centre and organise training workshop for the civil servants on ICT compliance.’’
Earlier, Mr Niyi Ajao, the Special Adviser to the Governor on ICT stressed that the idea was to make the state a technological hub which would allow people key into the vision for a knowledge-driven economy.