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.gov.ng records 86,089 emall accounts



courtesy: DigitalSENSE Business News [RN]
Till December 31, 2012, Nigeria recorded a total of 86,089 registered electronic mail (email) accounts created on .gov.ng domain names, across the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

This is coming as over 250 websites is hosted under this platform out of the estimated 420 government websites, which increased from 370 in 2011, while over 200 servers have been deployed.

Mrs. Efem Nkanga, the special adviser on media and publicity to the Federal Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, made these disclosures while reviewing the just ended year 2012 with DigitalSENSE Business.

She also said the ministry championed the drive to ensure the migration of all governments MDAs to .ng domain, adding that over 382 MDAs have been connected in Abuja and other parts of the country. 

While in excess of 200 Servers were deployed to host more than 94 MDAs, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Nigerian Army, Pension Commission (PENCOM) to name a few.

Mrs. Johnson, CommTech Minister
“… Till date registered email accounts in government on .gov.ng domain names have hit 86,089, with more than 250 websites hosted on .gov.ng platform,” she declared.

According to her, the Ministry of Communication Technology created a year and five months ago, had facilitated the transformation of Nigeria into a digital economy within the period under review, thus has achieved a number of milestones and has set in motion a number of initiatives that will fast track the development of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

The ministry, she said, has four agenda on its priority list including the agenda to connect Nigeria through facilitation of a ubiquitous broadband infrastructure, stressing that Connect Nigerians provides access to infrastructure and device ownership to promote inclusive development.
 
In addition, she revealed that the project encourages local content by promoting local value added in the industry in the area of hardware, software among others. Further, she said, the project promote ICT in government- by facilitating eGovernment to ensure transparency, efficiency, productivity in governance and citizen engagement. 

Remmy Nweke
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