Alausa Alert, the official publication of the Lagos State has now gone digital under an ongoing e-government plan by the state government.
According to the official website of Lagos, the publication has gone digital to strengthen readership through its content and information.
Lateef Raji, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Information and Strategy and the brain behind the initiative said that “each copy of Alausa Alert is a reader’s delight and a collector’s item. It is full of enriching and educative contents. It is, therefore, in an attempt to ensure that people all over the world have access to the publication that we conceived and perfected the idea of its digitization.”
Raji added that all print publications by the media company is now live on its official website, www.alausaalert.org, while adding that ”with mobile phones that have Internet facility, anyone could easily access Alausa Alert from any part of the world.”
Speaking further on the innovation, Raji said, “It is a big relief to the Ministry of Information and Strategy, in view of the volume of requests it usually had to cope with in respect of the hard copy of the newspaper from across the state.”
He further disclosed that the recently-created Web Unit of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, is an integral part of the state government’s on-going plans to incorporate ICT into all aspects of governance in the state.