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In a momentous occasion that underscores its commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of Information Communication Technology (ICT), the Edo State Information Communication Technology Agency (Edo ICTA) has been honored with the prestigious “Best State ICT Agency” award by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) under the Presidency of Nigeria. This recognition, bestowed on 13th October 2023, is a testament to Edo ICTA’s remarkable strides in leveraging technology to enhance public service delivery and drive socio-economic development within the state.

The Nigeria Govtech Public Service Award, administered by the BPSR, serves as a platform to celebrate and showcase outstanding achievements in ICT-driven governance and public service delivery across Nigeria. Edo ICTA’s receipt of the “Best State ICT Agency” award highlights its exemplary performance, innovative initiatives, and transformative impact on governance and citizen engagement.

Under the visionary leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki, Edo State has emerged as a frontrunner in leveraging ICT to address key challenges and propel progress. Edo ICTA, as the primary driver of the state’s ICT agenda, has played a pivotal role in spearheading initiatives aimed at digitizing government services, enhancing transparency, and fostering inclusive growth.

One of the key pillars of Edo ICTA’s success lies in its strategic focus on leveraging technology to bridge the digital divide and empower citizens. Through targeted programs and initiatives, the agency has worked tirelessly to promote digital literacy, expand internet access, and facilitate e-government services, ensuring that all citizens have equitable access to information and opportunities in the digital age.

Furthermore, Edo ICTA has demonstrated a commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector, thereby positioning Edo State as a hub of technological innovation and talent. By nurturing a conducive ecosystem for ICT startups and SMEs, the agency has catalyzed economic growth, created job opportunities, and stimulated creativity and innovation in the state.

The recognition bestowed upon Edo ICTA by the BPSR is a testament to the agency’s dedication, vision, and relentless pursuit of excellence in ICT-driven governance. It serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for all stakeholders to continue working towards harnessing the transformative power of technology for the greater good.

As Edo State continues on its journey of digital transformation, fueled by the principles of innovation, inclusivity, and good governance, Edo ICTA remains steadfast in its commitment to driving positive change and delivering impactful solutions that benefit all citizens. With this prestigious award serving as a catalyst for further progress, Edo State is poised to achieve even greater heights in the realm of ICT-driven development, setting a shining example for others to follow.

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