Full-Digitization will ensure effective service delivery by Nigerian government – Expert

Muyiwa Ogungboye, Chief Executive Officer, eStream Network says all tiers of government and other relevant agencies should be ready for digital transformation.

Ogungboye stated this at the 9th edition of  e-World Forum’ held in Lagos.

He said that Nigeria had shown its readiness for digital transformation.

Ogungboye noted that the two agencies – Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) were created to concretise the decision.

“The readiness of our country for digital transformation rests largely on all tiers of government, the players in the Nigeria Telecom industry, investors, financial institutions and the behavioural pattern of the generality of consumers.

“NCC is charged with the responsibilities of facilitating provision of communication services, equipment investment and how communication services should be regulated and operated.

“While NITDA is charged with the responsibilities of creating a framework for planning, research, Information Technology practices and activities in Nigeria.

“For me, Nigeria has since been ready for digital transformation with the establishment of the aforementioned agencies but for challenges that have slowed down her speed of digital transformation,” he said.

Ogungboye, however, said that the challenges behind the slow digital transformation was lack of government’s will power to implement digital transformation nationwide.

According to him, the will power in implementing digital transformation would give room for the required transformation to manifest.

Ikechukwu Nnamani, President, Medallion Communication, said in his presentation that there was lack of forensic policy in the country which made the country susceptible to cybercrime.

He, however, said that there was need for continuous monitoring across board; from government to private; to ensure a secured cyberspace.