The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on all government agencies and organizations to aggressively take the advantage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for effective and efficient service to the populace in terms of governance.
The governor made this known while commemorating with the world on the World Development Information Day and the United Nations Day, marked on October 24 of every year.
World Development Information Day is part of the United Nations General Assembly decision to draw the attention of world public-opinion each year to development problems and the necessity of strengthening international cooperation to solve them.
Obaseki said, “Information and Communication technologies are a gift to relish in the light of the huge impact they are having on social and economic transactions among people and nations.”
He further stated that “with the celebration of World Development Information Day and the United Nations day on October 24, key players in the ICT sector should consider how ICT can also be used to foster world peace.”
He challenged ICT experts to urgently come up with application solutions that can help our society in tackling various problems such as health, education, governance etc.