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Nigeria: Yakowa Reaffirms Commitment to E-Governance
Source: allafrica.com
Source Date: Monday, November 29, 2010
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government, Institution and HR Management
Country: Nigeria
Created: Nov 29, 2010

Kaduna — Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State over the weekend reiterated the commitment of his administration to fully embrace the concept of e-governance in the running of the affairs of the state.

Declaring open the ICT training for top officials of the state government, he said the e-governance system when fully implemented would improve efficiency, transparency and above all reduce the cost of governance.

Yakowa who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government Mr. Waje Yayok said the concept of e-governance would also lead to reduction in unnecessary bureaucratic bottlenecks and make service more readily responsive to the needs of the present times.

"This occasion is a sign of our commitment to actualize e-governance in the state and we are doing this by according Information and Communications Technology its pride of place in the day to day conduct of government business," he said.

In his address, the Head of Service Alhaji Habibu B. Yakubu commended the governor for the programme, saying it would in no small measure improve service delivery in the state.

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