Smart Government


  •  Digitizing touching points between citizens and the government.
  • Transparency – can strengthen the public’s trust in government and its civic engagement. A
    useful step toward sharing data is unifying registries of public information.
  • Many government agencies prefer to operate independently. In our experience, this can
    hamper digital initiatives. To overcome this problem at the uppermost level of government,
    an Information Technology Agency can be set up as a department in charge of setting
    strategies and assigning responsibilities. And access rights to the Delta State GRP Platform.

While the potential of government digitization is tremendous, heavy regulations can pose a threat towards
digitization efforts. This article dives into the prospects of digital governments by explaining potential
digitization benefits, giving examples of international best practices, and addressing regulatory challenges.
And the critical steps are the evolving requirements to update our many technology deficient citizens so
that they become comfortable with the new digital paradigm – this needs to be imbibed from an early age
and especially an infusion into the youth population through massive training in ICT and adoption of
science-based application relevant curriculum that solves basic society’s needs.
As addressed by the President of ATCON (Association of Telecommunication companies of Nigeria)-
“Another step is for Government to move all the 3 tiers of governance onto a digital platform and examples
exist in other climes where this is the norm, so that the Nigerian Citizen is able to interact with government
without having to march to Abuja for basic administrative tasks or their Local/State headquarter/secretariat
on a daily basis for menial tasks that can be carried out by automated processes instead.”
“Then once we have some of these in place then we can envision the deployment of Smart Cities and
Internet of Things (IoT) that fully enmeshes our homes with utility companies, service providers, and other
critical institutions that exist to improve our quality and standard of life”,

Digital technology transforms information and access for local government, and so the opportunity goes
far beyond putting transactions online. Local Government Councils should be considering how they can
change the way they work. For example:
• Digital approaches such as community hubs and social listening can give customers greater
independence, allowing them to manage their own information and access to services, enabling a
more personalized relationship with their council, as well as achieving savings.
• Automated intelligence can provide basic decision-making and provide online and telephone-based
support 24 hours a day with minimal staff intervention.
• Remote monitoring of assets can transform the cost of managing and maintaining them.
• Having an integrated view of service users and assets can provide powerful business intelligence
for local government.
• Developing skills in data analytics can help councils to better understand the impact of
interventions and the outcomes they are achieving, enabling more informed decision-making. So
far, few councils have got to grips with the powerful insights their data could provide. Especially
in Nigeria.

Delta State Digital Administrative System For LGAs

The Government Resource Planning is an enterprise solution, based on an ecosystem
of proven business practices, that provides commercial off-the-shelf software both on premise or on a single cloud
platform, to manage the key corporate functions within government. Our solution allows you to effectively manage
your back office in a single system, giving you the opportunity to focus on your governance and your core business
Meanwhile, The Smart City Governance model will serve the Delta State government by simplifying the implementation
process and its IT infrastructure, optimizing the performance of its enterprise systems, and delivering enormous
economies of scale and a future proof solution in a way that hosting providers will never be able to do. By removing
the burden of managing their computing environment, our government customers can now focus on delivering
innovation and enhancing service delivery, rather than managing the supporting technology powered by our
technology partners.
Smart City on the other hand, offers bespoke built-to-specification solutions that brings strategic
governmental ideas and thoughts to intuitive, realistic, practical and functional software requirements.