A new website worth N64 million has been launched by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government at his office in Abuja.
Mustapha noted that the website was launched today, while stating that the federal government had allocated N65m for the portal in the 2017 budget.
He explained that the former website was using old technology, could not accommodate security features and wasn’t compliant to one of the federal government’s executive order.
“There was a contract in 2017. The figure in public domain. It is about N64m including procurement of laptops, training, consultancy services,” he said.
“The contract was awarded by the Bureau of Public Procurement in accordance with the procurement act.”
Mustapha noted that the new website allows for e-participation that allows members to give their views, give feedbacks, request for information from the government, submit ideas and lodge their complaints.
He added that the new website is participatory and will “bring governance to the people” and will “add value” to information disseminated to public through some of its features.