e-Nigeria | FGN IAPP now lets Govt ‘talk’ to Nigerians

e-Nigeria | FGN IAPP now lets Govt ‘talk’ to Nigerians

e-Nigeria | FGN IAPP now lets Govt ‘talk’ to Nigerians

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Federal Government of Nigeria Information App (FGN IAPP), is poised to change how government communicates with the citizens, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has said.

The FGN IAPP, which was formally launched yesterday in Abuja, will enable the Federal Government to deliver what is cited as “authentic and real-time information” directly to citizens without any need to pass through the conventional mass media or the social media, the Minister says.

“Our latest effort in the quest to provide authentic and timely information to Nigerians is the App we are launching today. Irrespective of where you are in the world, from today all you need to do is to download the FGN IAPP, and you will have access to factual and real time information on the activities of the Federal Government of Nigeria,” Mohammed said at the launch of the App.

The FGN IAPP, which was formally launched yesterday in Abuja, will enable the Federal Government to deliver what is cited as “authentic and real-time information” directly to citizens without any need to pass through the conventional mass media or the social media, the Minister says.

Federal Government of Nigeria Information App (FGN IAPP), is poised to change how government communicates with the citizens, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has said.
Federal Government of Nigeria Information App (FGN IAPP), is poised to change how government communicates with the citizens, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has said.

Highlighting some of the features and services available through the App, the Minister listed include the “Tender Journal” that is published twice a month to announce available government contracts; the “BE INSPIRED” Section which makes it possible for any Nigerian, irrespective of his status, age or academic background, to meet top political, business, religious and other leaders and the access to genuine government job vacancies.

The App also has a Feedback Section that allows anyone interested to make his or her feelings known about any government policy or programmes, the Minister stressed adding that the major purpose of the App is to ensure that citizens are not misguided by false information by those allegedly opposing the administration’s Change Agenda.

“We realized early on that in order to get undiluted and factual information directly to the people, we will have to do things differently. This is because those who are opposed to this Administration’s Change Agenda, including the corrupt elements in our society who have chosen to fight the government with their ill-gotten wealth, have taken it upon themselves to distort our messages and obfuscate our activities to give the impression that the government is not doing anything,” he said.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information & Culture at the Digital Broadcasting Africa Forum 2016
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information & Culture at the Digital Broadcasting Africa Forum 2016

Mohammed enjoined Nigerians both at home and abroad to take advantage of the App and be better informed about the happenings in the government instead of being fed with falsehood and misinformation.

“It is our sincere hope that Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, and indeed all those who are interested in authentic news about the activities of the Federal Government of Nigeria, will take advantage of the FGN IAPP.

“We will be fine-tuning the App as we progress in order to make it more responsive and to better serve the people,” he said.

He pledged that the Ministry would continue to evolve innovative ways of ensuring that there is no communication gap between the government and the people.

Developer of FGN IAPP, Mr. Olawale Wale-Falope, said the App is a one-stop shop where Nigerians can get authentic information on all three arms of government “in real-time.”

According to him, there is too much falsehood about Nigeria and that it’s time for the country to speak out so that the world does not judge it based on a one-sided story.

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