As part of the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria at reforming the Public Service Delivery, the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) embarked on the ranking of websites of the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) using a Websites’ Assessment Score Card. The initiative highlights the government’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for businesses and investments to thrive in Nigeria. The initiative is also in line with Executive Order 001 on the Ease of Doing Business policy which became law in 2017.
To showcase the relevance/improvement of Government websites, the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) in collaboration with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) organized capacity building programs for IT Managers for websites in the Federal public services. As stated by the Ag. Director-General Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), D. I Arabi, the aim of the training is to address the huge skill and capacity gaps identified to be part of the declining factors in the improvement of the operationalization and standardization of government websites.
To this effect, NiRA through its special purpose vehicle NiRA Academy developed a curriculum on Website and Hosting Management and trained representatives from Federal MDAs. The training, which was conducted in three batches, took place on November 27 – 28, 2019; December 4 – 5, 2019 and December 18 – 19, 2019 at the NiRA Office Complex, Lagos, Nigeria.