The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has inaugurated what he described as the upgraded website of his office, www.osgf.gov.ng.
Speaking at a brief event in his office in Abuja, Mustapha put the cost of the upgrading, which he said included procurement of laptops, training of officials and consultancy services, at N64m
The Federal Government had allocated N65m for the project in the 2017 Budget.
“There was a contract in 2017. The figure in public domain. It is about N64m including procurement of laptops, training, consultancy services.
“The contract was awarded by the Bureau of Public Procurement in accordance with the Procurement Act,” Mustapha said when he was asked the cost of the upgrade.
The SGF explained that the desire of his office to operate a functional website that will deliver information and policy thrust of the present administration formed the decision to upgrade the old website which he said was based on old technology, hence limited features and security of content.
He said it was important to make information on government activities readily available to Nigerians and other stakeholders because information drives investment and development worldwide.
He described the revamped e-participation platform as the major achievement of the new website.
Through this platform, Mustapha said members of the public would be free to request for information from government, submit ideas, and lodge complaints.
Such requests, ideas or complaints, he explained, would elicit timely response from government.