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Technology holds potential to transform governance in Nigeria – Tranter IT boss

Technology holds potential to transform governance in Nigeria – Tranter IT boss

Melanie Ayoola, group executive director at Tranter IT, has said technology holds the potential to transform governance in Nigeria, bringing about greater efficiency and increased output for the country.

Speaking at the recent two-day 2024 ManageEngine ITGov conference held in Lagos and Abuja, Ayoola said by better leveraging innovative technology that drives automation, the country can streamline administrative processes, enhance service delivery, make data-led decisions for the future, and improve the lives of Nigerians.

“With the right technology in place, we have the opportunity to bridge longstanding gaps in governance, fostering a more prosperous society where government and her institutions can better serve the people, using automation to manage infrastructure, take data-led decisions, and generally impact lives,” she said.

Ayoola added that with the increasing adoption of automation technology specifically, there would be a rise in the productivity of the public workforce resulting as well in the maximal output across board in governance.

At the event, public sector leaders, technology experts, business innovators, and other stakeholders explored the intersection of technology and governance in public sector organisations.

Adebiyi-Abiola Bilikiss, general manager of the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASSRA), noted the partnership between Tranter IT and ManageEngine, acknowledging ManageEngine’s role in improving efficiency and streamlining processes within her agency especially as its automation feature has enhanced the process around the distribution of the resident cards.

Ibilola Kasumu, permanent secretary of Lagos State Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Technology, said digital transformation is at the heart of the agenda of the Lagos State Government as such “we recognise that to achieve our goals, we must modernise our processes, embrace innovation, and harness the power of technology. One of the key areas where we are taking significant strides is in the digitisation of government services.”

Kasumu added that her ministry is leading the innovation charge in Lagos state through the Lagos State Science, Research, and Innovation Council which supports over 50 startups and numerous research projects across institutions in the state and aims to enhance the government’s efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness to citizens’ needs.

Tranter IT, with over a decade of experience in government and business solutions, has partnered with ManageEngine for over 11 years, demonstrating its commitment to providing advanced IT solutions to drive Nigeria’s advancement in a fiercely competitive world.