ICT4D: a case study of Jigawa State Government in Nigeria

Rislana Kanya, Alice Good

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Abstract

Both Governments and people around the world have started appreciating the ability of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to stimulate critical sectors of the economy. These technological innovations provide speedy, inexpensive and convenient means of communications. The adoption of these innovative technologies in many countries by different sectors of the economy has been found to have direct positive impact on the nation’s efficiency, productivity and have led to a rapid development. In Nigeria, specifically, Government at Federal, State and Local Government levels have invested a significant portion of their budget to aid the development of this critical sector. Equally, significant emergent strategies such as deregulation, liberalization, scholarship and privatisation were implemented to help in stimulating, and to enable rapid development of the sector. This paper will evaluate the level of ICT integration in to Government operations. The paper will focus upon Jigawa State, a state in the Northern part of the country, which is rated as the ‘pacesetter’ of eGovernment in Nigeria. The paper will evaluate the eGovernment initiatives of the state, to evaluate the performance of Jigawa and provide possible recommendations that will enable the state initiatives in achieving sustainable development through ICT.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
EventIPID Annual Symposium 2012 - Kristiansand, Norway
Duration: 5 Sep 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceIPID Annual Symposium 2012
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityKristiansand
Period5/09/12 → …

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