From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
As part of effort to improve digital transformation, Jigawa state government assured to own documents developed by Blue Sapphire Hub in the state.
The state governor, Malam Umar Namadi gave the assurance while delivering his speech shortly after shortly after dissemination of the documents at government house Dutse.
He explained that, the state government will consider establishment of an outfit to serve as the state information technology development agency to drive implementation of the state ICT.
“I therefore assure our partners that the documents developed through the digital access program would be owned by the state and would have an institutional home to drive their implementation.
“We are determine not be left behind in reaping the dividends of this revolution, especially for the teeming youths in our state”, he said.
According to the governor, his administration resolved to persue an integrated ICT policy not just to promote e-governance but most importantly to facilitate the gradual emergence of the state’s digital economy, create jobs and improve service delivery.
While making her speech after the dissemination, the founder of Blue
Sapphire Hub, Hajiya Maryam Lawal Gwadabe called Jigawa government to establish digital agency or ministry of digital economy in the state.
She said, the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) through Blue Sapphire Hub engaged Jigawa stakeholders on ICT and other related agencies and develope five digital policies.
Gwadabe identified the five policies as Digital economy policy and strategy, Jigawa E-governance and Civic tech tools, Digital jobs playbook, Jigawa broadband plan and Reduction for the cost of write of way.