By Ibiyemi Mathew
Ogun State has been crowned the “best state in ICT penetration and adoption” award by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy e-Nigeria awards and gala night in Abuja on Saturday.
This meritorious award was received by the Special Advicer to the Governor on ICT and the Director, Ogun State Bureau of ICT, Mrs. Adekunte Olatundun.
Special Advicer to the Governor on ICT, Mr. Dayo Abiodun said in the last six months of the present administration, the Bureau of Information Technology has achieved a lot.
According to him, internet expansion to Ministries, Departments and Agencies has been carried out with an increase in Internet bandwidth from 85 mbps to 350mbps.
He added that Metro fiber presence has been increased to a number of agencies via fiber including the State secretarial complex at Oke Mosan, Ogun state Television, Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, Cultural Centre, Bureau of Transportations, Signage, Inland Revenue Service, Ogun state printing, SUBEB, Bureau of Information Technology and the Ogun State TechHBUB.
Speaking further, Abiodun said internet network has been Re-designed from a Mesh topology to Point-to-Point while the inverter powering the State’s Internet equipment has been upgraded in order to provide six hours power backup for the equipment around Oke-Mosan.
The special adviser to the governor on ICT also made it known that deployment of Wifi to all MDAs in the state for easy access to the internet has been completed while the Bureau is currently in the process of creating email address for each civil servants and political office holder.
This he noted is to ensure that communication and governance is better and faster.
On her part the Director, Ogun State Bureau of ICT, Mrs. Adekunte Olatundun said officers from different ministries and agencies have been trained on how to use email services.
She said the Ogun TechHub was launched on September 3rd 2019 and it has been involved in training with over 2,500 already trained in Web design, Digital Marketing, Computer IT Essentials, Hardware repairs, Data Science, Cyber Security, Animation and cartooning and STEM (for children).