The Hon Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson will on Tuesday 16th of April launch the Federal Government Service Portal in Abuja as part of the initiatives for ‘Getting Government Online’’ to improve service delivery to citizens and other stakeholders.
This is in furtherance of one of the key mandates of the Ministry centred on deploying information and communication technology to drive transparency in governance and improve the quality of public service delivery
The primary objective of deploying the Government Service Portal, an initiative of the Ministry of Communication Technology according to a statement made available by the special Adviser on Media to the Minister, Efem Nkanga is to create an easy and single point of entry for Nigerians and other stakeholders to access government services online.
The Services Portal which is built using the latest web technology brings together a directory of existing online government services, as well as newly automated services from the ministries of Industry, Trade and Investment, Agriculture, Education, Health and Communication Technology.
Some of the newly automated processes and services on the portal are patent and trademark registration, evaluation and accreditation of academic certificates, farmer’s registration, registration and accreditation of seed companies, seed import and export permit, application for spectrum license, License Procedure for Class type license and License procedure for individual type license.
The Services Portal has several key benefits which include improved access to government information for citizens and improved efficiency in the delivery of government services to the citizenry.
The Portal is a pilot project that will evolve over-time to enhance service delivery and impact positively on the ability of government to drive the use of ICT in governance, as well as promote the development of institutional ICT framework and tools that will enhance citizens’ engagement and online delivery of government services.
In addition the portal and the related web services will enable citizens and businesses better interact with government.