PANTAMI FLAGS OFF MAIDEN STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TRAINING ON E-GOVERNANCE AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN KANO STATE

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The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami today, August 2nd 2021 flagged off the training on e-governance and digital transformation for the members of the Kano State Executive Council. The training which is the pioneer programme at that level, is aimed at equipping the leadership of the state with the requisite skills for effective governance in line with global trends.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Honourable Minister noted that “e-governance is key to the success of any economy at all levels as it enhances transparency, cost effectiveness and accountability while ensuring the effective delivery of government digital services to the people. Kano is strategic in terms of population and commerce and the timing is apt”

Dr Pantami disclosed that the training was at the behest of the state governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who had initiated talks on possible collaborations and partnerships with the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy during a courtesy call earlier this year.

The Minister, while commending the state governor for the plan to deploy fibre optics across the state within the next two years, also urged other state governors to emulate Ganduje and embrace the digital transformation training. “We are open to partnering with any state that is willing to take advantage of this laudable initiative”

BY Uwa Suleiman

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