LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT PUTS N1 BILLION INTO GOVT INTERNET LINKS
Lagos State Government has earmarked N1 billion to boost its internet facilities.Chairman of the state House of Assembly Committee on Information and Strategy, Mr Tunde Oyewo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos last weekend that the facilities would link the judiciary, legislative and executive arms of government. He said such interconnectivity to the information super-highway would enhance good governance.
He noted that a committee, headed by Mr Akin Doherty, Special Adviser to Gov. Ahmed Tinubu, on Information Technology, had been set up to work out the modalities."Government has set aside N1b to execute the Internet project and the beautiful idea is to give the electorate, particularly those outside the country, the opportunity to access the various agencies of government", he said.
Oyewo, representing Amuwo/Odofin 1, also said that the House had raised an Information Technology and System Development Committee, under Mr Taiwo Kolawole, to create a web site for lawmakers."The web site will be launched this year", he announced, adding that the equipment had been acquired."We want the public to access us and watch the proceedings of the House. It will also link us with other legislatures within and outside the country", Oyewo explained.