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CBN, E-PPAN, MDAs Set To Tackle Dwindling IGR

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Top-notch officials from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government with executives and players in the electronic payment industry are currently set for the 5th E-Government Summit holding in Abuja next week.

Already, organisers of the event, the Electronic Payment Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN), in  a statement, announced their readiness to play host to over 150 delegates made up of strategists, policy-makers and leaders at the two-day event starting from Tuesday next week.

The E-Government Summit is an annual event that provides a pedestal for the public and private sector to dialogue with each other on topical issues revolving around developments in electronic payment space with bias for public sector.

The 2016 summit with the theme: “Attaining Increased Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR), Efficiency and Accountability through Smart Innovations,” provides yet unique opportunity for stakeholders to dialogue and share ideas on how to leverage and harness smart technologies with positive strides to increasing the nation’s IGR.

According to the statement,  the forum would  focus on areas that could  foster innovative ideas on how the government could  use revenue generation, data management, opportunities on shared infrastructure, reduce capital costs and operating overheads to build a nation that is self-reliance.

“This years’ summit will cover topics such as Increasing IGR for government MDA’s through Implementation of smart solution, delivering innovative citizen-centric services using ICT, adopting the financial inclusion roadmap for improved economy and good governance, smart government through shared services model, data integration and analysis, for strategic economic development amongst others.

Already, E-PPAN has unveiled a database of confirmed speakers at the event, including the acting director, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji, corps marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, MD, Galaxy BackBone, Mr Yusuf Kazaure, country manager, HP, Chukwuma Okpaka, and general manager, CSCS, Mr Taiwo Otiti.

Others are the managing director, Nextzon Business Services, Mr Macauley Atasie, former CBN deputy governor, Mr Tunde Lemo, managing director,

Knowledge Resources, Geradine Lukwe, managing director, Visual Earth Ltd., Dr. Nicholas Allo, amongst others .

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