In order to align its day-to-day governance activities with the current technology trends of today’s digital age, the Lagos State Government has begun upgrading its Oracle Enterprise Business Suite (EBS), to improving e-governance.
The State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Sam Egube, who disclosed this during a recent Stakeholder Engagement Workshop for LASG Systems Upgrade Projects, organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, said the upgrade, which would take place in phases, would introduce new management systems that would help improve service delivery across all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the state. . He said the upgrade would come with training for all workers in all MDAs in the state. He therefore advised workers to be open to new digital ways of delivering services after training.
“The idea is to create efficiency within the system and improve transparency and accountability. We are in Lagos which is the hub of technology innovation and we need to live up to expectations by using technology to drive governance hence the need for EBS upgrade. “The state will continue to introduce ICT-based initiatives and reforms that aim to advance development. Information and communications technology (ICT) enables citizens and businesses to interact with government, dissemination of information and support for business relationships with private sector organizations, among others,” Egube said. .
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ms. Olayinka Fashola, in her presentation of the LASG systems upgrade strategic overview, revealed that the upgrade has become necessary in order to further improve the delivery of services in the state.
The Managing Director of Soft Alliance, Dr. Bisi Aina, in his presentation as the technical partner of the project, said that the first phase of the project will be commissioned by July 2022, while the second phase will be commissioned. by September 2022, and that training would begin in July this year.