Nigeria and Korea are to collaborate in using technology to drive the delivery of government services to Nigerians, the nation’s IT Policy implementing agency has said.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the agency responsible for implementing the National IT Policy, said it is collaborating with the Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA) to realise this objective.
According to NITDA, KOICA will establish a centre in Nigeria for e-government training to focus on capacity-building.
This was disclosed during a presentation on Capacity Building on e-Government in Nigeria by the KOICA team held at the Conference Room of the Public Service Institute in Abuja, NITDA announced.
Peter Jack, Director General of NITDA who welcomed the Korean team said that the Nigerian Government is collaborating with the Korean government to help develop an e-government master plan and capacity building “because Korea had been adjudged competent in the field.”
According to the NITDA chief, the proposed training would equip Nigerians to meet up with the global development in e- governance.
Jack assured the Korean team of maximum cooperation during their stay and also urged the team to carry out their assignment with efficiency in order to bring out the best and promised to accord them with necessary assistance in the deployment of their task.
Muhammed Mai Dabino, Director of Programmes, Public Service Institute of Nigeria, also expressed his satisfaction with the Korean team and assured them of the Institute’s support on the capacity building on e-government.
Kuk Hwan Jeong, the Leader of the Korean delegation and the Senior Research Fellow at KOICA, during his presentation on Capacity Building on e-government, said that the capacity building, when fully implemented, will help the Nigerian government in running the government businesses.