South Korea to spend $8.6m on e-government in Nigeria




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ABUJA – South Korean government says it is committing 8.6 dollars to promotion e-government and efficient delivery public services in Nigeria.

Prof. Hung Park, Head South Korean E-government delegation to Nigeria, disclosed this at a Forum News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Park said project would be implemented by Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in partnership with Federal Ministry Communication and the Public Service Institute (PSI).

“It is a five-year master plan; after the development of the master plan, implementation will follow.

“The objective of this e-government project is to help positively affect development by strengthening the efficiency and transparency of the public administration services, promoting the ICT industry and reducing the transaction cost and allocating the resources efficiently and increasing the productivity in line with Nigeria’ vision 20:2020.“

Park also said that Nigerian experts in the Communication (ICT) industry had been invited to contribute to the project master plan.

“We need more experts from the Nigerian side because we don’t know the Nigerian culture and administration so that we can understand the current situation and what the government has done so far.
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“We need strong cooperation with Nigerian experts only from the government side but also from the private sector as well.“

The South Korean official explained that the project` three components would ensure improvement in productivity and government administration.

“There are three components; the G to G area, that is the government to government; there is the G to B, that is government to business, and G to C, that is government to citizens.

“All these services delivery will be performed electronically and that means it can raise the efficiency of public services and also through e-government, we expect cost reduction, so it results to improvement in productivity and government administration.“

Park recalled that the implementation of e-government in Korea assisted the country immensely, especially in the area of industrial development and business process .

He said that e-government had contributed positively to the development of , economy, and the of Korea. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]