Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has flagged off the first phase of E-governance with 1,108 computers and other digital facilities which include fiber-optic cables for the use of ministries, departments and agencies in the state.

The flag ceremony took place at the ICT Centre located inside the State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

Governor Makinde, while inspecting the newly purchased computers and other gadgets for the take-off of first phase of E-governance in the state, explained that the focus of his administration was to switch from the conventional way of conducting government businesses in the state to E-governance.

The governor said the flagging off of the first phase of E-governance backed with necessary tools would reduce the stress of passing files from one ministry to another.

Conducting the governor and his team round the facilities, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Communications Technology, ICT, Mr. Bayo Akande gave an assurance that the state was officially ready for the commencement of E-governance.

Iyabo Adebisi


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