BY Business a.m.
The government of Edo State-Nigeria says it is transforming the state’s civil and public service, ensuring that every worker is adequately equipped with the needed skills and tools to guarantee efficient service delivery to the citizens.
As such, the state is leveraging technology and operating an e-governance system to enhance transparency in government, eliminate corruption and promote efficiency.
Anthony Okungbowa, the state’s Head of Service, stated this during a monitoring and evaluation exercise for 94 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) across the state.
He pledged that the government would sustain ongoing reforms in the state’s civil and public service to engender responsive and technology-driven service delivery, leveraging the immense potential of technology to increase the productivity of the state’s workforce.
“This is a part of the instruments put in place by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to the people,” he said.
The e-governance system, he said, would enhance modern work ethics introduced in the service by the government.
“Since the onboarding of the e-governance system in April 2022, the government has put measures in place to ensure strict compliance in its implementation,” he said.
Okungbowa disclosed that the government has onboarded over 123 workers as Edo e-governance champions that serve as change agents in driving the implementation of the technology-driven system across the various MDAs in the state.
“The modules involved in the Edo e-governance system include memo management, mail management, leave application, training, and general request, among others embedded on the platform to make work easy and balanced,” he said.