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Nigeria’s Digital Evolution Timeline

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1996

A Presidential Committee for a national broadband strategy and roadmap chaired by Mrs Omobola Johnson, Minister for Communication Technology (Federal Republic of Nigeria).

Source: National Broadband Plan 2013-18 (2012)

2000

A study revealed that out of every N1 spent by government, 60% was lost to underhand practices.

Source: Country Procurement Assessment Report 1999-2000

2001

A Global Computerisation Program using ORACLE Enterprise Respurce Planning (ERP) system introduced by the government

2003

The 10-Point Agenda (TPA) emerged from the first three resolutions of the Ehingbeti Summits (2000, 2001 and 2002). The TPA is the first set of development agenda developed by any state in Nigeria.

2004

Nigerian eGovernment Interoperability Framework (1st ed.) (ng-eGIF) devised to provide a set of policies, inter-operability standards and guidelines for common, economy-wide ecosystem activities for public institutions, enterprises and citizens.

Source: negst.com.ng

SERVICOM Executive Order 1 (EO1) in  of March, titled ‘Delivering Service in Nigeria’, gave instruction to devise and publish service requirements (incl. fees and timelines), standards and SLAs for all government bodies.

Source: Federal Government Circular Ref: SGF.19/S.48/C.2/47.

2005

Medium-Term Sector Strategies (or MTSS) became a feature of the budget preparation process and covers at least 80% of MDA Expenditure.

2007

Public Procurement Act 2007 signed into law by President.

The President’s National Seven Point Agenda was introduced in 2007.

2008

A new edition of the Nigerian eGovernment Interoperability Framework was released in partnership between National eGovernment Strategies (NeGSt), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the World Bank.

Source: ng-eGIF

2009

The Government e-payment policy came into effect.

The National Vision 2020 was introduced.

2010

Strategy review of high level policy documents by State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness, and Capability (SPARC) Programme funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) produced the Lagos State Development Plan (LSDP) featuring Cross Cutting Development Pillars with a vision for Lagos 2025 of building Africa’s Model Megacity – global, economic and financial hub that is safe, secure, functional and productive.

Source: SPARC.

2011

National ICT Policy harmonised by the Ministerial Committee on ICT Policy Harmonization

Smart City goals for Lagos state announced.

2016

Nigeria signed up to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) demonstrating a commitment to open, transparent and accountable governance.

Check out the OGP Nigeria National Action Plan here (opens new window)

Source: The Open Government Partnership

2018

 Nigeria was revealed as the country with the highest rate of people living in poverty globally

Source: Kharas, et al., 2018.

2019

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo launched the Nigeria Prison Information Management System (PIMS) that is part of a holistic Criminal Justice Management Information System (CJMIS) expected to serve the entire justice sector and stakeholders from the Law Enforcement Agencies, the FMOJ, Courts, down to prisons.

Source: Federal Ministry of Justice

6th Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Steering Committee Meeting held in Abuja in March.
Source: Federal Ministry of Justice

2019

D9: Members of the Leading Digital Governments met in Uruguay November 27-28 2019. Members include Canada, Estonia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom and Uruguay.

Source: Leading Digital Govs

2020

Conference on Lagos State Smart Health Information Platform (SHIP) & Lagos One Health takes place at Harbour Point, VI, Lagos.

Read about Mr Governor Sanwo-Olu’s 2020 Technology Plans

Read about Lagos State’s Smart Health Information Platform

March 23: Lagos closes schools to prevent COVID-19

March 29: Lagos and Abuja on Lockdown

2020

Current Covid-19 Status

Nigeria

31,323
Confirmed
709
Deaths
12,795
Recovered