Nigerian team briefed on Bahrain’s eGovernance
Manama, March 17, 2014
A senior Nigerian delegation was recently briefed on the field of eGovernance by Bahrain’s eGovernment Authority.
The 24-member delegation, which was led by Faruk M Yabo, Commissioner, Ministry of Local Government from Sokoto, Nigeria, visited the eGA in co-ordination with the host Royal University for Women.
Bahrain is committed to meeting its international obligations in order to enhance ICT, eGovernment and innovation in the public service management; provide assistance at a regional and international scale in areas of exchange of expertise and capacity-building; as well as look forward to ensuring that the Nigerian delegation benefit from the eGovernment’s experience in developing and carrying-out policies that ensure the building and developing of their eGovernment, said a senior official.
The exposure to other countries experiences allows a better methods to adapt eGovernment with minimum errors, he said.
As part of the tour, the CEO advisor Feras Jaafar Ahmed briefed the delegation about the establishment of the eGovernment Authority and its development process along with the encountered difficulties in the course of implementing the first and second strategies.
“When we were selecting places to go to in Bahrain, I instantly chose the eGovernment Authority. In terms of eGovernment and public services, Bahrain is an excellent model as it advanced to become number 1 in the region. Thus, I believe that the country has done incredibly well,” said Yabo.
“We visited other models in Manchester and Cyprus, Bahrain model was different as it is efficient and uncomplicated, so we can learn from it and take the reference knowledge back home. In the eGovernment field, we made attempts to integrate all the information and data of citizens, I feel we can benefit from Bahrain’s integrated system in this regard,” he added.
The delegation toured the authority’s premises, its departments and directorates. - TradeArabia News Service