- The secretary to the government of the federation Boss Mustapha has disclosed that 64 million was spent to upgrade a website of his office, www.osgf.gov.ng
- Mustapha said the money included the procurement of laptops, training of officials and consultancy services
- He, however, noted that members of the public are free to request for information from government, submit ideas, and lodge complaints through the platform
The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha who on Monday, May 21, commissioned an upgraded website of his office, www.osgf.gov.ng said the total amount money of spent was N64 million.
Punch reports that Mustapha who made the cost of the upgrading known on Monday, May 21, said it included procurement of laptops, training of officials and consultancy services.
It was learnt that the federal government allocated N65m for the project in the 2017 Budget.
Mustapha said: “There was a contract in 2017. The figure in public domain. It is about N64m including procurement of laptops, training, consultancy services.
“The contract was awarded by the Bureau of Public Procurement in accordance with the Procurement Act.”
The SGF said the desire of his office to operate a functional website that will deliver information and policy thrust of the present administration formed the decision to upgrade the old website which he said was based on old technology, hence limited features and security of content.
He said it was important to make information on government activities readily available to Nigerians and other stakeholders because information drives investment and development worldwide.
He described the revamped e-participation platform as the major achievement of the new website.
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Mustapha said members of the public would be free to request for information from government, submit ideas, and lodge complaints through the platform adding that those who criticise government do not necessarily hate the government.
Such requests, ideas or complaints, he explained, would elicit timely response from government.
He said arrangements were being concluded to train officials from ministries, departments and agencies who will be handling the different segments of the website.
According to him, “When people criticise government , it is not that they hate government. They want government to do better and for them to see improvement.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari swore in Boss Mustapha as new Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The swearing-in ceremony took place inside the Council Chambers, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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