The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, today upgraded his official website, www.osgf.gov.ng, built at a cost of N64 million.
At the launch of the website, the SGF said that the old official website which was created on an old technology that had limited features, lacked security features and was not compliant to the Executive Order 001, among other restrictions.
”The federal government had allocated N65m for the portal in the 2017 budget. There was a contract in 2017. The figure is in the public domain. It is about N64m including procurement of laptops, training, consultancy services. The contract was awarded by the Bureau of Public Procurement in accordance with the procurement act.” he said.
Mustapha said that the upgraded website is about bringing governance to Nigerians and getting them involved in the process. The SGF said the upgraded website has a number of components that will add value to information disseminated to public.
He explained that the major component of the website is the revamped e-participation platform that allows members of the public to give feedback on policies as well as submit ideas. He said through this platform, members of the public would be free to request for information from government, submit ideas, and lodge complaints.