The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has declared his ministry’s readiness to partner with states of the federation to achieve e-governance.
Mr. Pantami made the commitment at the launch of the maiden training on e-governance and digital transformation for the members of the Kano State Executive Council.
Mr. Pantami’s media aide, Uwa Suleiman, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
The statement said the training, the pioneer program at that level, was aimed at equipping the leadership of the state with the requisite skills for effective governance in line with global trends.
“E-governance is key to the success of any economy at all levels as it enhances transparency, cost-effectiveness, and accountability while ensuring effective delivery of government digital services to the people.
“Kano is strategic in terms of population and commerce and the timing is apt,” the minister was quoted as saying during the training.
The statement said the training was at the instance of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who had initiated talks on collaborations and partnerships with the ministry, during a courtesy visit early this year.
Mr. Pantami had commended the Kano State governor for the plan to deploy fiber optics across the state within the next two years.
According to the statement, the minister had urged other state governors to emulate Kano state and embrace digital transformation training.
“We are open to partnering with any state that is willing to take advantage of this laudable initiative,” he said.