The federal government has contracted the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to develop an e-Government master plan as part of the global best practices obtained world over.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, during a strategy workshop on master plan for e-government in Nigeria, organized by the Ministry of Communication Technology in collaboration with KOICA and Samngmyung University, South Korea in Abuja.

The Minister represented by director of e-government in the ministry, Dr. Tope Fashedemi, said the federal government turned to the Korean government to help it develop an e-government master plan because Korea had been adjudged competent in the field, saying the development of a national master plan would help Nigeria take its rightful place in global development.

He said, “The e-government training was part of bilateral cooperation between Nigerian government and its Korean counterpart. The first phase of the project is to develop an e-government Master Plan for Nigeria as being the global best practice in driving e-government, then to be followed by the establishment of the e-government training centre at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria.”