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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Edo State Ranks Highest In ICT Rating In AFRICA

Edo State has been ranked highest among other states in a recent Information Communications Technology (ICT) rating conducted by Technology Africa.
Edo State Government beat 32 states of the federation to emerge winner of the ICT State of the Year 2011 at the Titans of Tech Conference organised by Technology Africa.
Prior to the rating, the Intelligence Unit (IU) of Technology Africa did an assessment of ICT development following which, Edo State under the leadership of former labour activist, Comrade, Adams Oshiomhole was picked as the winner.
According to the survey report, Edo State had undertaken a major upgrade of the State’s ICT infrastructure including the setting up of a brand new and modern Government Data Centre, as well as data communications links between all government offices.

The report further revealed that the state completed ten major ICT projects including the Edo State Biometrics Project, Upgrade of the State’s ICT Infrastructure, Creation of ICT jobs, Computerisation of Edo State Employee and Pensioners Payroll, Automation of Government Functions, Computerisation of Tax Administration, Introduction of a Citizen’s ID Card and ICT Training for Civil Servants.

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