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DevsInGovernment: Minister engages over 400 civil servants on improved digital public infrastructure

Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy in a Group Photograph with Over 400 Civil Servants at 'DevsInGovernment' Community Gathering in Abuja, FCT Photo: 'Bosun Tijani/LinkedIn

*Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, engages over 400 Nigerian civil servants who work in technology on DevInGovernment, a platform to collaborate, share constraints, access resources, as well as build solutions to the country’s socio-economic challenges

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

As Nigeria moves to adapt further tech tools towards building the country’s Digital Public Infrastructure, Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Thursday, February 1, 2024, engaged over 400 civil servants working in technology at the Ministry’s inaugural “DevsInGovernment” community gathering in Abuja, FCT.

ConsumerConnect reports Dr. Tijani, who disclosed this development in a blogpost, acknowledged that “a technologically savvy and empowered workforce is critical for the development of a more efficient and effective government.”

Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Making a Presentation to Participants in the DevsInGovernment Forum, in Abuja

The Minister described DevsInGovernment as a platform that will allow the civil servants who run technology in the Nigerian Government “to collaborate, share constraints, access resources, as well as build solutions, and at today’s event we already saw examples of this coming to life.”

He also said of the experience at the tech community gathering, that “together with over 400 civil servants working in technology, we held the inaugural DevsinGovernment community gathering.”

According to Tijani, the quality of the conversations and engagement at the Thursday forum renewed his hope in the commitment and dedication of the West African country’s technical workforce to work for the greater good, just as the government continues to invest in and build the Digital Public Infrastructure.

He equally said: “From examples of challenges faced while collecting data for national planning, to questions on how to encourage colleagues with novel ideas to explore, build and implement them for our collective prosperity.

“This is the start of a re-energisation and uplift of the technical workforce in government with a broader goal of impacting how we serve our citizens.”

The Minister, therefore, commended all the participants in the forum, noting, “I know that as we commit to this journey, we will transform our processes to deliver clear impact on government services” in Nigeria.

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