The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has won the first 3 prizes in the Public Service Innovation Competition, organised by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF).
The competition was organized to improve service delivery in the Nigerian Public Service and there were 168 participants in this year’s competition.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, FNCS, while congratulating the good ambassadors of the Ministry on their achievement stated that the leadership provided in the Ministry is yielding positive results and that the development of a Digital Economy can result in an innovative public service.
He observed that the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria promotes digital innovation saying that the winners from the Ministry have imbibed this culture of innovation.
The Minister noted thattTheir success is proof that The solutions developed can also play an important role improving service delivery in the public sector.
A round down of the winners showed that Sogunro Onyindamola and Iliya Abdulrahman of Team #160 won the First Prize for developing an N-Government Collaboration Tools (NGovCT) collaboration software solution that provides a secured and reliable online platform for organizing people, content and communication in a dedicated Government cloud-based workspace.
Oluwaseun O. Winsala and Francis A. Ebire of Team #167 won the Second Prize for a Digital ID Wallet Blockchain solution that securely stores civil servants’ certificates and credentials.
Zainab O. Saka and Tolulope O. Ibitoye won the Third Prize for an Officer-of-the month effective reward system for Civil Servants to motivate and stimulate job satisfaction, and ultimately, improve the overall performance of the public sector.
Pantami commended the OHCSF for such a laudable initiative stressing that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is committed to partnering with the OHCSF and other public and private institutions to make innovation a lifestyle in the country as we implement the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.