Learner’s Submission: Open Data in Nigeria

“The concept of open data development is about making information and data freely available and searchable, encouraging feedback, information-sharing, and accountability.

This is quite a revolution stirring in Nigerian environment and populace as a whole.

We are particularly happy that the ministry of communication technology has taken all the necessary steps to protect the integrity of the initiative and ensure that open data fuels innovation and grows the Nigerian economy steadily.

However this is inspired by the ministry of communication technology which kicks off one of its kind, the open data initiative development is to support the federal government achieves its objectives of investment, driving innovation of engaging citizens with its proceedings or activities or better still development as to open data and transparency to boost economic growth by enabling easy and quick access to raw open government data.

This shows that the federal government is now truly open for business.

The initiative is consultative and expected to give an inclusive process to open up highly valuable datasets across the countries government ministries to good people of Nigeria, the people of the world from all round the globe and to the valuable citizens ,business men and women both international and within for free accessibility of open government data.

The Nigerian open data initiative, supported by the World Bank and DFID highlights the potential efficiency, innovations and public value that can be achieved when government uses technology to open data over 50 countries have launched federal-level open data initiatives.

The commencement of the process makes Nigeria the world first federal open data initiative to simultaneously launch inclusive and continuing consultations with both government and non government communities on their open data priorities to develop the country’s national open data implementation plan.

We are particularly happy that the ministry of communications technology has taken all the necessary steps to protect the integrity of the initiative and ensure that open government data fuels innovation and grows the Nigerian economy.” – Paul Hassan – Takum, Nigeria

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