The Korean Government has extended an offer to train senior government officials on e-Government, the Ministry of Communications has said.
According to a statement by the Minister of Communications’ Special Assistant on Media, Victor Oluwadamilare, the Korean government has designed the ten-day Invitational Program on capacity building for e-Government in to benefit senior officials in Nigeria.
The project has three components including: Establishing an e-Government Master Plan; Capacity Development Programme (CDP) and establishing an e-Government Training Centre in Nigeria.
Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, who is currently leading a 14-man delegation to the Invitational Program, said that the project is will ensure that Nigeria “makes the best use of the opportunity of e- Government to increase the nation’s capability for efficiency, transparency and accountability in governance.”
The South Korean global agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is investing $8.56 million for the implementation of this project, according to the Ministry of Communications.
The participants include the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Permanent Secretaries, National Assembly members and others, the statement said.