SGF unveils N64m Website to “bring governance to the people

The secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha has launched a new website for his office.

The website http://www.osgf.gov.ng/ said to have costs N64 million that the federal government had allocated N65m for the portal in the 2017 budget.

The website has links to some documents such as the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

It also has links to some official government websites such as the Federal Road Safety Corps and the National Identity Management Commission.

Nigeria secretary to the government of the federation said, the N64 million included the cost of procuring laptops, training & consultancy fees.

It also included the training of 50 officers who will facilitate timely updates and ensure “very robust content management system, procurement of laptops as well as consultancy services.”

The website will “bring governance to the people,” he continued, and “add value” with its provision of information.

The SGF said the old website was based on an old technology, lacked security features and was not compliant to one of the federal government’s executive order.

Boss said, the major component of the website is the e-participation platform that allows members of the public to give feedback, request for information from government, submit ideas, and lodge complaints.

He added that the new website is participatory and will “bring governance to the people” and will “add value” to information disseminated to public through some of its features.

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