6 August 2021
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The Republic of Korea, through its grant aid agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency Office in Nigeria, has signed a new project agreement worth $13m with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The agreement, which was signed in Abuja on Thursday, aimed to further boost the e-government expansion and increase access in the enrolment of the National Identification Number.
The KOICA Office in Nigeria said in a statement that the new agreement was for the implementation of the ‘Project for Building Foundations Towards Digital Governance in Nigeria from 2020 to 2026’.
“The project, which is fully funded by the Korean government through grant aid, is expected to enhance capacity for the further execution of key initiatives of the National eGovernment Master Plan, improve competencies for e-government service delivery through capacity building programmes, expand the delivery of government digital services through the activation of the government service portal, www.services.gov.ng, and create increased access for NIN enrolment through the establishment of additional NIN enrolment centres,” it said.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said KOICA’s aid disbursement for e-government remained the highest in Nigeria