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Lagos to unveil open data agenda

Lagos State government on Thursday said it has concluded plans to unveil its advanced open data digitisation programme tagged “EKO 360”.

Commissioner for economic planning and budget, Samuel Egube disclosed this during the annual ministerial press briefing in Ikeja.

He said, the Lagos State Open Data Agenda, The project tagged ‘‘ EKO 360’’ is a two-year digitalisation programme, which commenced 1st November 2019 with support in three COFOG (Health, Education & Economic Affairs) sectors from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Data Science Nigeria (BMGF/DSN) which is meant to strengthen the Lagos Bureau of Statistics.

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Egube said the ministry, through its Lagos Bureau of Statistics (LBS), exhibited her EKO 360 Open Data Project at the Art of Technology (AOT) Lagos 2.0 conference, showcasing the dummy of the Public Facing Portal and the Analytical Framework, which will afford the general public access to Lagos State-specific data in a richer, faster and timely manner.

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