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ICTs as Catalyst for E-Governance Initiatives in Nigeria’s Economic Transformation

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Wadzani A. Gadzama, Bitrus Joseph, Ogah U.S.

Wadzani A Gadzama, Bitrus Joseph and Ogah U.S.. ICTs as Catalyst for E-Governance Initiatives in Nigeria’s Economic Transformation. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(2):14-18, May 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Wadzani A. Gadzama and Bitrus Joseph and Ogah U.S.},
	title = {ICTs as Catalyst for E-Governance Initiatives in Nigeria’s Economic Transformation},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {May 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {2},
	month = {May},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {14-18},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921292},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


There is no refutation to the fact that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has enabled government officials to offer better services which can be utilized to achieve economic development in different countries of the world. The discussions in the paper are centered on ICT and E-governance and their resultant effects on Nigeria’s economic transformation. It can be argued that the huge success achieved in the country’s information and communication technology sector over the years and the need for effective governance led to the emergence of E-governance in Nigeria. At this point, it is imperative to note that e-governance involves the application of electronic technologies and ICTs to reinforce public services, government administrative procedures, democratic activities, associations among citizens and the general civil society, private sector, and the state. The data used in this paper were from articles, journals and paper presentations. This paper also reviews the major deficiencies that have contributed to Nigeria’s low ranking in e-Government delivery to its citizens despite the increase use of ICT in the country and suggests how this situation can be improved.


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Economic Development, E-governance, ICT, Economic Transformation