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Nigeria launches virtual engagements policy

Joseph Oyekanmi



Nigeria launches virtual engagements policy

The Federal Government has launched the National Policy on virtual engagements to legitimize virtual events and processes in public institutions.

Launching the policy virtually alongside four other Digital Economy projects in Akure, Delta, Gombe and Kaduna states, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami said the policy and projects would institutionalize frameworks that would make governance more cost-effective and efficient.

He said the virtual engagement policy framework is a veritable means of managing the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Pantami said the four Digital Economy Centres are fully equipped with solar energy, full and free internet access, state of the art equipment to patch emergency services and support the relevant safety and security agencies.

He said the digital centres is part of the drive towards achieving the Digital Nigeria project of 2022 with a plan to provide at least five Digital centres in each state of the federation.

Earlier the Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi said the Agency had streamlined a wide range of Digital based ideas that would be implemented in batches.

The launch of the four Digital Economy and Emergency centres in the 10th batch in the last year.

Present at the event was the Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Uchechukwu Ogar, Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engineer Abubakar Aliyu and Chairman Senate Committee on Communications and Cyber Security, Senator Yakubu Oseni who took turns to launch the four Digital projects.

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