Nigeria to Aid Cameroon’s Digital Transformation

The Federal Government of Nigeria has promised to partner, advise and help train the Government of Cameroon in developing an e-government structure. Nigeria implemented the digitisation plan with the help of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). 

The managing director, Galaxy Backbone (GBB), Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, revealed this when he received the KOICA and Cameroonian delegation on a study tour of GBB’s data centre, led by that country’s inspector-general for the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reform, Tabod Jacqueline Mejand, on November 19 at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

Galaxy Backbone is an agency under the Communications Ministry in charge of implementing the e-government master plan for Nigeria. The delegation visited the National Shared Services Centre (NSSC), managed by Galaxy Backbone. NSSC is home to GBB’s world-class Tier III Data Centre. 

The delegation had sought to replicate Nigeria’s e-government structure by adopting its strategies and getting the support of its partners.

The government of (South) Korea, in collaboration with the Nigerian government through KOICA, has completed the first phase of e-Government and has gone into the second phase. The partnership created the e-Government master plan, capacity-building programmes and established the e-Government training centre (eGTC). 

Abubakar expressed delight in the great work KOICA has been able to do in Nigeria, adding that he looked forward to the work they will be doing in helping the Cameroonian nation raise the level of e-Government in their country.