The department was established in 2017 primarily to facilitate digital transformation in the public sector. It is also saddled with responsibility of enhancing an enabling ICT regulatory environment that is highly friendly to Indigenous ICT growth, foreign investment and the general ICT industry development in Nigeria.
On behalf of NITDA, e-GDR is to:
Facilitate, coordinate and oversee deployment of IT systems at all levels of Government in Nigeria to support creation of innovative, responsive, efficient, effective and accessible government digital services delivery; and
Initiate and facilitate the development, implementation, compliance and enforcement of IT regulatory instruments such as Policies, Standards, Guidelines, frameworks and Regulations for the growth of the IT industry and sustainable national
e-Govt Serv & Capacity Dev
Domain Admin & Management
Regulations & Licensing
Monitoring & Compliance
Outsourcing Dev & Regulation
To ensure coordination and implementation of National e-Government Master Plan;
To develop and drive strategies that will encourage and improve the adoption of the use of Information Technology in government service delivery;
To coordinate the government’s adoption of IT tools in service delivery;
To coordinate and drive the development of e-government capacity among MDAs;
To collaborate with MDAs in developing tailor made plans and strategies for e-Government in Nigeria;
To regulate and license vendors that intend to do business or collaborate with MDAs in the delivery of IT products and services;
To monitor and ensure the implementation of Standards for Government websites and handle matters relating to the .gov.ng domain;
To monitor and ensure compliance with all NITDA regulatory documents, National IT policies and directives; and
To develop and regulate outsourcing in the IT sector as well as license all IT Outsourcing Practitioners.
Supervise and maintain the country’s Top Level Domain (TLD) registry.
Register and manage .gov.ng domain registry for MDAs.
Coordinate and supervise the activities of the country’s domain registrars through Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA).
Coordinate the meetings of Head of IT in MDAs
In addition to the statutory functions of e-GDR Department, it will pursue the following objectives in the next six years:
To support the development of government e-services for responsive, efficient, effective and equitable delivery of public service to all people in strategic sectors of the economy;
To facilitate the development, implementation, compliance and enforcement of critical e-Gov/IT regulatory instruments such as Policies, Standards, Guidelines, frameworks and Regulations;
To facilitate and promote integration of critical National IT infrastructure and services for e-government development; and
To initiate and drive sustainable e-government capacity building and research for the public sector.