Nigeria has improved in the latest United Nations e-Government Development ranking by moving up 21 points to 141 out of 193 countries rated in the UN Global e-Government Development Index for 2014. Nigeria was ranked 162 in 2012. Nigeria also ranked 97 in the e-participation index, an improvement of 22 points up from 75 in 2012.
The upward movement of Nigeria in the 2014 ranking is a welcome development showing that progress is being made in the efforts of the Nigerian Government through the Ministry of Communication Technology to enable and promote e-governance in Nigeria.
The Ministry has embarked on initiatives to deploy ICT to drive transparency and efficiency in governance and public service delivery. To enable internal efficiency in government, the Ministry is promoting ICT in Government-by facilitating e-government, which enhances transparency, efficiency, productivity and citizen engagement.
Through the 'Getting Government Online' initiative, the Ministry is facilitating the deployment of technology as a mechanism to transform the way government operates and enhance the effectiveness of government service delivery for the benefit of its citizens.
This has led to the implementation of two flagship projects, namely the Government Service Portal (GSP) and Government Contact Centre (GCC).
The Government Service Portal (GSP) provides a single window whereby citizens and other stakeholders can have access to government services being provided by various Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs.