The Lagos State government has revalidated its adoption of information and communication technology as a means of increasing efficiency.

Speaking at the Stakeholder Engagement Workshop for LASG Systems Upgrade Projects organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Honorable Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Sam Egube, said the state will continue to introduce ICT-based initiatives and reforms that aim to advance development.

He noted that ICTs allow citizens and businesses to interact with government, help disseminate information and support business relationships with private sector organizations, among others.

Presenting a strategic overview of the upgrade of LASG systems, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ms. Olayinka Fashola, revealed that the upgrade has become necessary in order to further improve service delivery in parallel with fast and efficient service delivery. administration.

Ms. Fashola added that in a bid to optimize and improve the functionality as well as functionality of Oracle Enterprise Business Suites (EBS), the state is embarking on upgrading existing modules to the latest version and introducing also additional modules.

“This app introduces us to new digital ways of doing business, such as improved performance, speed, efficiency, and the ability to integrate with third-party apps,” the permanent secretary explained.

She highlighted the benefits of the application upgrade, including reduced errors in the business, project management, speed and efficiency, improved performance; Reduced operational costs, better labor management and the possibility of integration with third-party applications, among others.

Stressing that the upgrade will also bring governance closer to citizens, Ms. Fashola argued that the state is moving into the workplace, which will significantly reduce the use of paperwork as most processes will be digitized.

The General Manager of Soft Alliance, Dr. Bisi Aina, in his presentations, said that the first phase of the project is expected to be commissioned by July while the second phase will be commissioned by September 2022.

Aina said the project will reduce operational costs and improve labor management, providing access to different financial reports for quick decision-making. The workshop, which was attended by key stakeholders from the public service, discussed the laudable upgrading initiatives that will pave the way for the evolution of a smarter, digital and more efficient Lagos.

Mary H. Martino