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Friday, 18 October 2013

Lagos State Govt. signs MOU with Microsoft on eGovernance initiative

The Lagos State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with one of the world's leading software company, Microsoft on e-Governance initiatives that will assist in driving governance in the state.

The agreement was signed when the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola lead delegation to the U.S. based company at the Redmond Washington, headquarters in US. The Governor said the that the agreement would focus on eGovernance strategies to better serve the people of Lagos.

The governor also stated that the e-governance will focus on a platform of delivering services to the citizens of Lagos State using smart phones and mobile devices while enabling him to be able to monitor the performance of each Ministry, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the discharge of services and to monitor all ongoing projects especially those around the medium term budgetary objectives of PATH (Power, Agriculture, Transportation and Housing).

As part of the agreement, Microsoft has agreed to train 100 Microsoft certified applications support personnel who will not only assist the State government but other states in Nigeria to implement Microsoft application and the private sector for both Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

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