The mandate assigned to National eGovernment Strategies Ltd (NeGSt) by the Federal Government of Nigeria and registered in accordance with the provisions of the Company’s and Allied Matters Act No 1 of 1990
with registration No RC 506021 of 5th March 2004 and consists of the underlisted objects:
1. To carry on business as a Special Purpose Vehicle for the actualisation of the national policies, programmes and implementation on Information and Communications Technologies as these apply to eGovernment and related projects in Nigeria.
2. To establish a viable and robust national information and communication infrastructure and architecture upon which eGovernment activities will be based.
3. To develop and strengthen national and regional broadband network including delivery by satellite in order to broaden access to orbital resources, global frequency harmonisation and global systems standardisation.
4. To support technical, regulatory and operational studies by appropriate regional and international organisations in a way that is not inimical to the economic and social progress of Nigeria.
5. To ensure that such national information and communication framework or infrastructure will be available for use for e-Judiciary, e-Business, e-Health, e-Policing, e-Taxation, e-Revenue, e-Learning, e-Tourism, e-Agriculture, e-Environment or other activities authorised by Government of Nigeria.
6. To set minimum standards for computerisation or computer assisted applications for government activities, functions and operations at the federal, state and local government levels.
7. To set minimum standards for computerisation or computer assisted applications for the judiciary and legislative arms of governments all levels.
8. To set minimum standards for activities related to eGovernment in terms of database applications and platforms, networking, operating system and software applications in order to ensure harmony and interconnectivity.
9. To set benchmarks for interoperability, interconnectivity and streamlined handshakes between all forms of computer applications, computerisation, electronic automation, data warehousing and all related activities by government ministries, agencies ands other sectors such as banking, judiciary, legislature, the universities, institutes of learning or any other activities related to eGovernment.
10. To set minimum standards for and ensure best practices for electronic transactions, electronic payments, bank settlement or other activities that affect, influence, or be critical for eGovernment operations in Nigeria.
11. To carry out surveys, investigations and needs analysis or any form of research in respect of existing practice and procedures in government activities at all levels, including ministries, parastatals, agencies, the judiciary and legislature.
12. To design and integrate computer systems which will provide a platform for easier coordination of government activities.
13. To develop and implement capacity building processes specially geared to increase e-literacy and e-learning nationwide with a view to promote eGovernment.
14. To develop eGovernment strategies and programmes for Nigeria, which will ensure the security, accuracy, safety, reliability and dissemination of government information.
15. To provide, deploy and maintain IT solutions on asset administration, human resources, cash flow, account receivable, overheads and such other processes which enhance government effectiveness.
16. To provide internet-based applications and websites for transactions and interactions for Government-to-Government, Government to Business and Government to the general public relations leading to quick and timely provision of information and delivery of services.
17. To provide timely, up-to-date and accurate data for decision making.
18. To design, develop hardware, software and other computer solutions and related to eGovernment and other computer systems solutions and processes.
19. To design, develop and deploy equipment, devices and operations relating to global system of mobile communication (gsm), global positioning system (gps) and satellite systems for communication, networking or any other purposes required for the implementation of eGovernment of Nigeria.
20. To link up key government departments and agencies via a structured network to enable sharing of data and coordination of government activities and services.
21. To provide, using internet or other ICT applications, local marketing information to global audience for enhanced international trade and profitability for citizens at the local, state and national levels.
22. To produce trade locator directory for federal, state and local government in Nigeria.
23. To provide other web-enabled services such as sub-regional examination forms, passport forms, visa application forms, driver’s licence forms, vehicle licence forms and such other government or public sector forms in on-line or off-line modes.
24. To produce accurate and reliable information and data on business development opportunities at federal, state and local governments for global investors.
25. To carry on the trade or business of information technology and engineering consultants in all its related aspects and to act as advisers and consultants to any individual, firm, organization, company, corporate, public body or agency, government agency or department, or any other authority in connection with all aspects of management, planning, organization and method and the provision of technical assistance in connection with the trade or business of engineers, founders, smiths, metal workers and machinists and generally to act as consultants and advisers.
The mandate was assigned in accordance with the powers entrusted to the President by the Constitution and Legislation of Nigeria which authorized him to perform the functions of government as:
• Chief Executive
• Chief Administrator
• Chief Diplomat
• Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
• Chief Legislator
• Chief Citizen and Symbol of all the people of Nigeria
The mandate is as documented in the Communique of the Stakeholders Conference on eGovernment Strategies and Implementation in Nigeria, convened on 8th March, 2004 at the Conference Hall of the Hilton Hotel Abuja. It was considered and approved vide report Ref No: SH/COS/70/A/2042 of 2nd November 2004 on Programmes and Implementation Strategies for eGovernment in Nigeria, held at the State House on Monday 18th October, 2004. National consensus was forged and the directive principles were issued to every organ of government at a national workshop on 23-25 Nov 2004, organized by the President at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja and attended by:
* Senate President.
* Speaker of the House of Representatives.
* Chief Justice of the Federation.
* Chief of Staff to the President.
* Deputy Chief of Staff to the President.
* All Honorable Ministers of the Federation.
* Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
* Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission.
* All Permanent Secretaries
* All Heads of Extra-Ministerial Departments.
* Accountant-General of the Federation.
* Auditor-General of the Federation.
* Surveyor-General of the Federation.
* Chief Registrar, Supreme Court of Nigeria.
* Heads of the Army, Navy, Airforce, Police, Customs, Immigration, Fire, EFCC, NIA and ICPC.
* Director-General and Chief Executives of Parastatals.
* Members of the Diplomatic Community.
Finally, the same is as highlighted in: My Watch; Volume Two, pages 590, 591, 592, 593, 594 and 595, published by Kachifo Ltd in 2014; by President Olusegun Obasanjo.