Communications & Digital Economy Ministry Takes Top 3 Prizes In FG’s 2020 Innovation Competition

The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has won the first 3 prizes in a keenly contested Public Service Innovation Competition, organised by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF). The competition was organized to improve service delivery in the Nigerian Public Service and there were 168 participants in this year’s competition.

In a press release signed by the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Femi Adeluyi, he said that the Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami heartily congratulates the good ambassadors of Ministry on their achievement.

The statement read, “The National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria promotes digital innovation and the winners from the Ministry have imbibed this culture of innovation. Their success is proof that the leadership being provided in the Ministry is yielding positive results and the development of a Digital Economy can result in an innovative public service. The solutions developed can also play an important role improving service delivery in the public sector.

“Sogunro Onyindamola and Iliya Abdulrahman of Team #160 won the First Prize for developing an N-Government Collaboration Tools (NGovCT) collaboration software solution that provides a secured and reliable online platform for organizing people, content and communication in a dedicated Government cloud-based workspace. Oluwaseun O. Winsala and Francis A. Ebire of Team #167 won the Second Prize for a Digital ID Wallet Blockchain solution that securely stores civil servants’ certificates and credentials. Zainab O. Saka and Tolulope O. Ibitoye won the Third Prize for an Officer-of-the month effective reward system for Civil Servants to motivate and stimulate job satisfaction, and ultimately, improve the overall performance of the public sector.

“The Honourable Minister commends the OHCSF for such a laudable initiative. The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is committed to partnering with the OHCSF and other public and private institutions to make innovation a lifestyle in the country as we implement the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria. #DigitalNigeria, the statement concluded.